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New coalition for Asian green hoteliers launched

New coalition for Asian green hoteliers launched

A new coalition for sustainable hoteliers in Asia Pacific – Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) – has launched at HICAP 2016. The founding signatories of the HOT initiative will represent the first high profile coalition of hotel owners in Asia committed to a fixed set of sustainable actions, supported by brands, management companies, and industry […]

Lemon Tree showcase inclusive employment

The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Belize)will be announced during World Travel Market in a few weeks. One of the finalists in the category Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment is Lemon Tree Hotels which makes a point of being a truly inclusive employer with roles for staff with a range of […]

Call for hotels to respect employees’ human rights

A report has said that hotels in London need to do more to protect employees’ basic human rights. The report by the UK’s largest trade union – Unite – has called for all London hotels to adopt a set of city-wide principles which will respect the right of employees to join a union, ensure the […]

Know How Guide to Human Trafficking updated for 2016

To mark Anti-Slavery Day, ITP and Green Hotelier has released an updated version of the Know How Guide to Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry. The Know How Guide is one of our series of free resources for hoteliers which help them to be more sustainable, responsible businesses. Originally released in 2013, the Know How […]

Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24 to […]

Hotels can act to help employees’ mental health

A new report in the UK has highlighted how many employees are hiding mental health issues at work. The Mental Health at Work report released by the charity Business in the Community shares findings from a national survey of nearly 20,000 people in work across the UK. More than three quarters (77%) of employees have […]

Talking Point: Tackling modern slavery in the hotel industry

Modern slavery is a serious but often unreported issue for the hotel industry. Rishi Sachdev, Co-Founder of Shiva Foundation and Director of Shiva Hotels, outlines his plan to help create an industry-wide model to tackle modern slavery – starting with an Anti-Trafficking Charter currently being piloted at one of Shiva’s London hotels. Across our industry, […]

Wyndham sustainability programmes help plant one million trees

Wyndham Worldwide held a special event to plant their one millionth tree as part of their ongoing sustainability programmes. The company marked five years of sustainability action with a milestone tree planting ceremony through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. In an outdoor ceremony with Wyndham Worldwide executives, and partners from the Arbor Day […]