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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.

Whether a hotelier looking to ‘green’ your property, a responsible tourism student, a sustainability commentator or someone simply looking to keep on top of the latest industry news, we hope you find heaps of helpful information and resources.

Commentary, advice and practical solutions can be browsed thematically or by destination. In our resources section you will find know how articles, tools and publication suggestions. For sustainable best practice browse our interviews with industry leaders and hotel property case studies. And finally, industry news and events will help you keep up to date with all the latest developments.

Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

Whitbread commits to 100% renewable energy

Whitbread commits to 100% renewable energy

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company, has switched its entire energy demand to renewable sources. The company which is a member of the International Tourism Partnership and is therefore working with other global hotel companies to improve performance on carbon footprints, has begun powering its…

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy?

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy? We interviewed Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of…

Guests more willing to act sustainably report shows

Guests more willing to act sustainably report shows A report by Booking.com launched for Earth Day seems to indicate an increase in hotel…

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Hotels acting for Earth Hour Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday…

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important - and useful - it…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including…

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy?

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy?

In today’s Talking Point blog, Michelle Ringland, head of marketing at drainage specialist Lanes Group wonders whether hotels can find a FOG solution that’s also eco friendly. Restaurant kitchens face continuous drainage problems, so hotels need to be more aware of how they dispose of…

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green Data protection has been a hot topic with hotels in recent months. Here CEO and…

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water…

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath…

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

A new partnership between Carlson Rezidor and IFC aims to design and build greener hotels and other buildings. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group that focuses on private sector development, with the aim of…

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia Arnfinn Oines, Corporate Conscience for Soneva Resorts, talks to us about what he sees as some…

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork NH Hotel Group has unveiled the successful results of its ongoing Cork2Cork recycling scheme. Cork2Cork…

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future An unusual design was selected by judges at the European Hotel Design Awards for the…

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Blu Planet, the responsible business programme of Radisson Blu hotels has been named winner of the 2017 IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award. The IMEX-GMIC award celebrates inspiring brands that drive sustainability forward through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The IMEX Awards programme was developed to…

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

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…

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking…

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their…