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World’s Greenest Hotels of 2017 revealed in Green Hotelier Awards

World’s Greenest Hotels of 2017 revealed in Green Hotelier Awards

The 2017 Green Hotelier Awards have named the world’s most eco-friendly and sustainable hotels as part of Responsible Business Week. The annual Awards invite applications from hotels of any size anywhere in the world; judging them on their efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, their waste output, their roles as responsible businesses to their […]

Eco Resort Misool wins Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award

Proving once again that hotels can be responsible businesses acting as a force for good in their communities, Misool Eco Resort has been named the winner of the WTTC 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. Awards are presented in five […]

Amazing Hotels – Canadian sustainability at Fogo Island

Futuristic Newfoundland hotel Fogo Island Inn is a responsible business and one that benefits the community as well as the environment. A BBC documentary – Amazing Hotels – takes a closer look. Fogo Island Inn’s angular Scandi-style shell looks otherworldly jutting out from the ancient landscape (formed 400 million years ago) just off the coast […]

Guests more willing to act sustainably report shows

A report by Booking.com launched for Earth Day seems to indicate an increase in hotel guests willing to accept more sustainable behaviours as part of their travel. Although the number of guests seeking sustainable hotels has almost doubled over the past year, the report also suggests hotels need to do more to communicate what guest […]

Premier Inn sets sustainable fish record

Premier Inn has become the world’s largest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified national hotel chain. All Premier Inn restaurant brands, including Beefeater, Brewer’s Fayre and Table Table, will feature the MSC ‘blue tick’ on menus. With a total of 635 locations now serving fish with the blue MSC label, diners will now be able to […]

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making. This is of particular interest to hotels seeking to develop in water scarce destinations. The Monetizer now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to […]

Talking Point – Hotels can feed into the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

In March EarthCheck launched the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard to gather information on global tourism and sustainable development. Here EarthCheck CEO and Founder Stewart Moore explains how hoteliers can get involved by exploring the data and helping to fill in some of the knowledge gaps. It is with great anticipation that we introduce the Global […]

Rezidor Hotel Group launches sustainability targets for 2020

The Rezidor Hotel Group has released its 2016 Responsible Business report and unveiled its targets for 2020. The report marks the end of Rezidor’s five year Think Planet campaign to reduce 25% of the company’s energy consumption which it achieved. It’s now seeking a further 10% reductions in the next three years. In addition the […]