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World Responsible Tourism Awards announce long list

The competition for the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM has started in earnest as the longlist of organisations vying for the top spot at WTM in London this November is announced. The 206 tourism businesses, organisations and initiatives come from a record 69 countries worldwide and with the inclusion of the International Association […]

Green supplier relationships make commercial sense

Recently supplier relationships have become headline news, but not always for the best reasons. However, the increased focus on what good procurement can deliver could mean positive change for hotels, their suppliers and society as a whole, according to Simon Atkinson, Managing Partner of procurement specialists Occumen. The hotel industry is currently spending significant sums […]

Greener Meetings in Asia Pacific with Hilton Worldwide’s Clean Air Program

Hilton Worldwide have announced that it will reduce the environmental impact of meetings and events held at more than 90 hotels and resorts in Asia  Pacific through an expanded carbon emissions solution, the Clean Air Program. Meeting planners and delegates can now play their part in reducing carbon emissions and deliver more sustainable experiences to […]

Talking Point: Ilunion Hotels and their accessibility focused business model

  For this month’s theme we talk to Tourism for Tomorrow ‘People Award’ winner Ilunion Hotels, about how and why they champion accessibility throughout their hotels in Spain. Ilunion Hotels was formed with a double objective; on the one hand to be a profitable, sustainable company, and on the other to incorporate within the workforce people with some […]

9 days left to enter Considerate Hotelier Awards

Considerate Hoteliers (CH) has great pleasure in announcing the launch of the ‘Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2015’ – once again supported by Berendsen, Aslotel & EcoPureWater with the eventual winners being announced at an Awards Gala event at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London on July 3rd 2015. Entry is free and open […]

WTTC announces 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Award winners

Green Hotelier was delighted to be at this years’ Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, and we were overwhelmed by the standard of the finalists. The Awards, which were held as part of the WTTC 15th Global Summit showcase and celebrate sustainable tourism businesses and destinations around the world.  The judging process, where experts visit each of the 15 finalists, is […]

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels?

To unpick how hotels should respond to the UK government’s requirement that all ‘large undertakings’ carry out energy audits before Dec 2015, we spoke to Lesley Treacy Associate Partner at Greengage Environmental LLP The government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is one that requires all “large undertakings” to carry out a programme of energy audits […]

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma has been part of Marriott’s global corporate social responsibility team since 2005. She began her 19-year career with Marriott at the Vienna Marriott Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and the Worldwide Reservation Centre London in operations, reservations and training […]

Responding to Climate Change

Responding to climate change: tourism initiatives in Asia and the Pacific by UNWTO This publication examines tourism´s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and the Pacific as well as the possible mitigation and adaptation measures to be adopted by both the public and private sector in the region.