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Banyan Tree say Environment and Community Projects are a ‘no brainer’.

Banyan Tree say Environment and Community Projects are a ‘no brainer’.

 Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam is supporting and celebrating local culture with a range of projects. Laguna Lang Co is Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam, and with a range of carefully researched community and environment projects rolling out over the next few years, the company is working hard to […]

Sustainability at Asia Pacific Tourism Conference

Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference to discuss sustainable development for the betterment of developing tourism destinations Tourists are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. What implications do these trends have on tourism destinations in Asia, parts of which have been notorious for favouring developments over environmental protection? Upcoming destinations need to learn from the lessons of […]

IHG Academy at the BHA Summit and beyond

In June Green Hotelier attended the British Hospitality Association Summit hosted by the InterContinental Hotel Park Lane. Creating employment and skills opportunities through the hospitality industry in the UK featured high on the agenda. The BHA kicked off proceedings by declaring their ambitious target of creating 300,000 new jobs in the sector by 2020 and […]

Marriott celebrates 100th LEED property

The Residence Inn Arlington Ballston joins more than 100 Marriott properties around the world that are LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified for the U.S. Green Building Council. The Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, in Virginia, is designed to LEED Gold standards and will help contribute to a healthier environment by reducing waste and […]

Preserving the rainforest: Posada Amazonas

Winner of the Rainforest Alliance Trendsetter Award in 2012, Posada Amazonas is a Peruvian eco-lodge located in Tambopata, one of the most biodiverse regions in the Amazon basin. Ecotourism plays an increasingly important role in the economy of the Tambopata basin in southeastern Peru. As tourism has grown in Peru, a variety of eco-lodges have […]

Innovating eco lodge: Bryn Elltyd, North Wales

The 2013 UK Green Hotelier competition, which searches the UK for the most innovative sustainable hotels, was thrilled to award Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse runner up. The owners, Ceilia and John have had green leanings and solar panels since 1983 but gave up the city life to pursue an idea of setting up a sustainable […]

Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

Green Hotelier takes a look at how hotels can become more efficient in their laundry operations and gets the lowdown on Ozone Laundry systems A hotel’s laundry room is one of the most environmentally impactful areas of its operations.  It is estimated that laundry services in general account for roughly 15-20% of all energy consumption […]

YCI expands work in reintegration of survivors of human trafficking

This summer, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) will be holding two human trafficking awareness workshops for hotel staff working directly with survivors in Mexico and Vietnam. This is the third consecutive year in which YCI proactively assists the reintegration of former victims of trafficking. The global figure of human trafficking is currently estimated to be […]

Addressing Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry

Our latest Know How Guide has been developed to help hoteliers understand human trafficking and forced labour – what it is, how it may affect them and what actions they can take to reduce the risk of trafficking in their business Definition of Human Trafficking Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means […]

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