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The Lovat, Loch Ness: joined up thinking on reducing carbon

The Lovat, Loch Ness: joined up thinking on reducing carbon

This Best Practice Case Study comes from a remote and beautiful part of Scotland where the hoteliers have thought really hard about their carbon emissions and are reducing them in a variety of ways at The Lovat. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? Where are […]

Talking Point: Is there an eco-friendly way to deal with bed bugs?

Pest control is a necessary evil for hotels and one that has to be managed carefully. Raymond Web of Take Care Termite and Pest Control shares some pest prevention and control strategies to help hoteliers keep their surroundings healthy, safe and pest-free. Bed bugs are some of the most persistent pests and their infestation can […]

Talking Point: Sustainability by design – can we be aesthetic and eco-friendly?

A lot of a hotel’s sustainability challenges are now being addressed at the design stage. Whether that’s designing a water efficient hotel before construction, or re-thinking popular room items to be eco-friendly. In this Talking Point Jonathan Smith, product marketing manager flame technology, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation looks at how design has an important […]

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

With social consciousness bang at the top of the news agenda, reducing waste and adopting environmentally friendly practices has never been more important. But with Christmas just around the corner – and one of the busiest times of year for hotels – extra customers bring additional food and other waste, meaning hotels must work harder […]

Sustainable Tourism Asia convenes tourism stakeholders for sustainability solutions

A Singapore event brings tourism stakeholders together to find collaborative solutions on sustainability. The Sustainable Tourism Asia conference is the forum for driving solutions for the tourism industry’s most pressing issues in Asia. Leading companies in the hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as government officials and non-profits, will catalyse action-oriented opportunities in the areas […]

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

  Urban water security is increasingly salient for communities around the world as climate change continues to exacerbate many water-related challenges. Hotelier Grant Behnke shares his thoughts on how hotels can play a role in overcoming them. Hotel industry engagement can be an important piece of the solution, and by doing their part, hoteliers can […]

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP member companies are performing well on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Whitbread has boosted its ranking this year, making it the highest ranked UK business in its sector. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is the leading global index that evaluates the sustainability performance of over 2,000 companies worldwide. Whitbread has been placed in the DJSI World Index for three years, […]

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Hoteliers who are keen to understand the return on investment of green initiatives can attend a free webinar on EDGE next week. Attendees of the EDGE Discovery Workshop webinar will learn more about the free EDGE software and the benefits of EDGE certification for the hotel industry.  An innovation of IFC – a member of the […]

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is joining the fight against single use plastics with an announcement today announced that they will remove plastic straws from every IHG hotel by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The move consolidates the hotel group’s earlier action which saw plastic straws already removed […]

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