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IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week

IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is marking SIWI World Water Week with updates on its water stewardship programme. The global hotel group has released details of the progress made with its water stewardship programme, as well as a number of other water-related initiatives it has been involved in. In partnership with global water-use experts, Water Footprint […]

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

ITP (International Tourism Partnership) has announced a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, with the launch of the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI). Eighteen global hotel groups including Accor, Carlson Rezidor, Diamond Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, the Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Las […]

InterContinental Sydney: a 30 year sustainability journey

The InterContinental Sydney was winner of the Green Hotelier Awards 2016 in Asia Pacific. Their journey has taken 30 years of building sustainability in at every level and at every opportunity. There’s lots for hoteliers to learn from, so Green Hotelier asked them to tell us their story. Surprisingly, that story is intricately tied to […]

Talking Point: Hotels Can Take Bigger Strides to Cut Water Use

World Water Week is fast approaching when experts gather in Stockholm to discuss the impending water crisis and what needs to be done to tackle it. Towel re-use programmes are all very well but in this Talking Point, Jonathan Benjamin, global president of Xeros says, as a high water consuming industry, the hotel sector needs […]

Diamond turns responsible business beliefs into practical actions

Diamond Resorts International held its first environmental week to help communicate responsible business practice to its staff and guests. Sustainable business practices are a core value and belief embraced by Diamond team members from the top down, but as a global leader in the industry, the ITP member company is going beyond traditional green practices […]

Hotels in Rio can help achieve gold at the games

Behind the scenes of the ‘greatest show on earth’ there may lurk an ugly truth. The It’s a Penalty campaign is working to prevent child exploitation. Hotels can play their part. Around the world hotels are at risk from human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation of vulnerable adults and children. ITP the International Tourism […]

Free webinars show how to use industry’s first standard water measurement tool

On 30th August, ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) is launching the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI), the first standardised methodology to measure and report on water use specifically for hotel stays and meetings. HWMI represents a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, and 18 global hotel groups have worked together to […]

Talking Point: Rio isn’t winning on water

Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this vibrant Latin American city, but it’s obscuring a big water problem and hotels need to play their part, says Flávia Arantes Jensen inventor of Aguawell. Tourism in Rio is event driven. Big annual parties such as Rio’s Carnival and New Year at Copacabana Beach bring in […]

Airbnb planning community guesthouses

Airbnb is challenging hotels on their socio-sustainability credentials with its new community guesthouse concept. In a move that the hotels industry may see as a direct challenge to the sector, the company which offers ‘local destinations for a global community has set up its own in-house design studio – Samara – and is planning a […]

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