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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 […]

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Continuing their drive to be the hotel sector’s leaders on social and environmental actions, Hilton announced their commitment to five key issues in Africa. Speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Chris Nassetta Hilton’s President and CEO said, “Hilton is committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact in every community where […]

Hyatt pledges to hire 10,000 disadvantaged young people in hotels around the world

Hyatt Hotels have committed to support more young people to access hospitality skills and opportunities at their hotels. The company announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global programme designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to […]

New ITP report names Bali as highest risk tourist destination for water scarcity

A new report from the International Tourism Partnership lists the top twelve priority tourism destinations with the highest water risk. The Destination Water Risk Index aims to provide the hotel sector and wider tourism industry and stakeholders with cutting-edge intelligence on water risk by priority tourism destinations. Bali tops the list which includes destinations in […]

Exclusive show preview of Hotel & Spa Tech Live

Hotel & Spa Tech Live is the UK’s only carbon neutral exhibition for growing your hotel and spa business. It’s just a few weeks until the Hotel & Spa Tech Live takes place at the ExCeL London, on the 25th – 26th September, and as their media partners, we have managed to get a sneak preview […]

Talking Point: Why waste it?

Waste has been a huge topic of conversation in recent years – with footage of the ocean suffocated by a churning mass of plastic and rubbish and landfills scarring the countryside. Notoriously, food is being thrown out by everyone from big chain hotels to the average household. Richard Walker, marketing manager at Reconomy offers some […]

Talking Point: What’s holding back your sustainability?

While 85% of hospitality businesses would consider themselves sustainable, almost half don’t have specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets in place[1]. Sarah Taylor, Managing Director of BRITA UK, offers hoteliers five ‘quick wins’ to break down sustainability barriers simply, quickly and cost effectively. There’s increasing international pressure for businesses to be more sustainable in the […]

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business

The Village Hotel Club is a small chain of hotels in the UK which have been working to address their energy performance. Doing so has helped them re-evaluate the role of sustainability in their business plan and they’ve realised the value it can bring it a variety of ways. We found out more from Andrew […]

Talking Point: What’s missing from your green restaurant strategy?

The restaurant industry is more competitive than ever. Establishing a profitable and sustainable hotel restaurant business model is essential for survival, and finding ways to cut costs can present golden opportunities to make a restaurant better for the environment and please your customers at the same time. With Climate Week approaching, Anx Patel, CEO of […]