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Hoteliers around the world pledge to do good

Hoteliers around the world pledge to do good

With the season of goodwill in full flight, hoteliers around the world have been revealing their own commitments to help their fellow men and women, or to battle environmental issues. With awareness of ocean plastics at an all-time high thanks to the BBC’s Blue Planet series, the Royal Harbour Hotel in Ramsgate, UK announced their […]

Sustainable hotels recognised as winners

Two major hospitality awards ceremonies recently gave presentations recognising sustainable hospitality. The Boutique Hotel Awards recognises the world’s best boutique properties and included an award for World’s Best Sustainable Hotel which went to Cottar’s Safari Lodge, Nairobi, Kenya. Presenting the award the judges noted ‘Sustainability is Cottar’s watchword. Every step of your stay would have […]

Lux makes Ile des Deux Cocos 100% renewable

LUX Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation at its Ile des Deux Cocos property, off-grid in South-East Mauritius. Building upon the many eco-friendly initiatives already embedded in LUX’s sustainable vision, this project demonstrates the power of the group’s Tread Lightly programme, whereby guests’ participation supports […]

New research will determine the impact of different types of tourism on a destination

The Travel Foundation have launched a study to understand the value of different tourist markets within a destination. Their findings will inform a new approach in sustainable destination management, focusing not only on visitor numbers, but also on the costs and benefits of different types of tourism. Starting in Tenerife, the organisation will be looking at […]