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Twitter chat: Join our Twitter Q&A on sustainable destinations
Winning: World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014
Green Commitment: IHG rolls out Green Engage to over 4,700 global hotels
Talking Point: Why engage guests on sustainable travel?
Soap for Hope: ITP members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013.
WTTC: Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda
Employment opportunities: Hilton T5 pilots work scheme for young people with learning disabilities.

News: TripAdvisor GreenLeaders launches in Europe

HICAP: Sustainability award winners announced
Best Practice: Inkaterra, 38 years of sustainable tourism
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Educating guests = more sustainable tourism.

Welcome to Green Hotelier

Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

Launched in 1996, the original publication was in magazine format and sought to spread the word on leading initiatives within the industry whilst also providing practical advice to hoteliers looking to imitate them. The world has changed a lot since then, and so has Green Hotelier. The website form of the publication was refreshed in July 2012, providing anyone interested in sustainability within the hotel industry with easy-to-navigate, comprehensive and fresh information, practical advice and tools.

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Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency

Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group is extending its use of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems across its property portfolio. ITP member Whitbread operates market-leading businesses in budget hotels, restaurants and coffee shops including Premier Inn, Costa, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table…

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups With the release for the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index for 2014, Wyndham Worldwide has…

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts Small island nations are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, so several are…

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity All hoteliers know that making the switch to LED lights can save on their electricity…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance’s sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the UN. He was also featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Power Issue” as one of the 10 most influential guardians of sustainable tourism. In light…

Angela Brav

Angela Brav Angela Brav is Chief Executive for Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Angela joined IHG…

Nakul Anand

Nakul Anand Mr. Nakul Anand is Executive Director of ITC ltd., and in charge of the company’s…

Debra Patterson

Debra Patterson As we reported in December, The Savoy London – part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts…

Sofitel Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste

Sofitel Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste

A luxury hotel – the Sofitel So Bangkok – has changed working methods and made big savings on food waste with a subsequent financial gain as well. As our recent waste Talking Point theme demonstrated, food waste can be a big issue for hotels. Sometimes…

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013 Amenities are becoming an increasingly debated topic in hotels around the globe and we’ve been…

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste For our final Talking Point article for this month, we talk to WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson, who urges…

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste Through extensive recycling efforts Soneva Fushi is able to recycle over 81% of its solid…

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals

As part of this month’s Talking Point on Engaging Guests, Rachel Mason from Triodos Bank explains how sustainability generates repeat business and local support for Argyll Hotel. When Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon took over at the Argyll Hotel on Iona…

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis Lip Chiong’s Green Air Hotel concept won the top prize at this year’s Radical Innovation awards in…

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit Starting Sunday is Infrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit on 18-19 May, 2014 at the…

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb   Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in…

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

Last week the Department of Environmental Protection honoured participants in New York City’s Hotel Water Conservation Challenge. Top performing hotels reduced their water consumption by more than 11 million gallons last year. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on honoured eleven…

ITP members in World Water Week

ITP members in World Water Week The 24th annual World Water Week has been taking place in Stockholm this week and…

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis? Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Today over one billion people don’t have access to clean and…

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge? Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Water as a resource is increasingly under stress. In the…