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Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

In our new Best Practice Case Study, Paul Briggs, Sustainability Manager Schwartz Family Company which owns the Fairmont Resort Leura in Australia’s Blue Mountains describes the efforts the company took to renovate a failing property and create a standout environmental programme. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it […]

Global green hotels awards round-up

This time of year brings awards season so plenty of hotels around the world have been celebrating their recognition for being sustainability and responsible business leaders. Here’s Green Hotelier’s round-up of the winners. Ilunion Hotels win UNWTO Ethics Award The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has awarded Ilunion Hotels with the UNWTO Ethics Award. […]

Talking Point: Why it pays to think like an island resort

A major barrier to lasting progress when it comes to lowering a hotel’s carbon footprint is overcoming that niggly issue of cultural change throughout the entire property. In this Talking Point, Xenia zu Hohenlohe managing partner of CSR specialists Considerate Hoteliers explains how hotels can overcome this thorny problem. Appointing a green team and establishing […]

IHG colleagues raise thousands for charity foundation

The inaugural annual week of fundraising for the IHG Foundation has successfully raised over $350,000. More than 120,000 IHG colleagues around the world took part in a range of activities to raise money for the Foundation which was launched earlier this year. Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, said, “We are delighted with the success […]

Diamond Resorts: Spanish sustainability

Diamond Resorts have a long history of embracing sustainability at their resorts. We spoke to Jose A. Alonso Caballero, Sustainability Ambassador at Los Amigos Beach Club and Jardines del Sol Resort Manager Jeanette Hansen for their tips and advice. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? […]

Inclusive hotel tops World Responsible Tourism Awards

Lemon Tree Hotels is among the recipients of the World Responsible Tourism Awards for its inclusive employment initiatives targeting people with disabilities. The hotel group in India is joint-overall winner with Tren Ecuador of the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Belize and announced in a special ceremony held during World Responsible Tourism Day […]

Talking Point: In uncertain times the tourism industry can promote peace

This year, the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. President and Founder, Louis D’Amore and Prakash Sikchi, CEO of Inspirock, one of the IIPT’s technical partners and keen supporters, take a look back at the work undertaken by the organisation and its achievements. The IIPT was founded in 1986 […]

New agreement to boost youth employment in hotels

A new global partnership aims to help more disadvantaged young people around the world gain skills in hospitality, leading to secure employment. The agreement between ITP’s Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. YCI (the […]