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Free HCMI webinar 28th April

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) free webinar Tuesday 28 April 17:00hrs GMT+1 The Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative is a free methodology and calculation tool to enable hotels to measure and report on the carbon footprint of a hotel stay or meeting in a consistent way. In partnership with the Association of Green Property Owners and […]

Hotels around the world celebrate Earth Hour 2015

Green Hotelier was thrilled to see so many hotels, including lots of International Tourism Partnership member properties, taking part in Earth Hour on the 28th March. From Antarctica to the International Space Station, WWF’s Earth Hour brought the world closer together on Saturday by mobilising millions to highlight the need for climate action. In a […]

Travel Foundation teams up with Travelife to step-up greener holidays campaign

The Travel Foundation has teamed up with Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations for this year’s Make Holidays Greener campaign to raise awareness of sustainable holidays. The two organisations are calling for more tour operators, travel agents, hotels and other tourism businesses to sign up to support the Big Holiday Beach Clean 2015, by visiting makeholidaysgreener.org.uk. […]

PATA launch new sustainability microsite

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have launched its new microsite, sustain.pata.org. The site, a new online tool for information on sustainable and socially responsible travel and tourism issues, is supported in part by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and by EarthCheck. PATA […]

ITP Presents… Sustainable Seafood in Hotels

  In 2013, International Tourism Partnership’s supply chain working group identified seafood as a high risk commodity. It should therefore be a top priority when it comes to making supply chains in hotels more sustainable. Here are a few tips to get you started and some case studies of what action ITP members are taking. […]

Accor signs the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles

Accor announced last month that it is a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). This program, an initiative of UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, defines seven principles that foster the empowerment of women in the workplace, the marketplace and the community. Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality Principle […]

PATA Gold Awards 2015 are now open

PATA Gold Awards are now open and include Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility and Education and Training categories. Travel and tourism industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions in successfully promoting the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards until […]

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has collaborated with Transition Town Farnham to launch a new repair café in Farnham, Surrey. The café aims to reduce waste and extend the life of products, breaking the cycle of “use, bin and replace” whilst providing a local social hub for […]

National Geographic World Legacy Award winners

The five winners of the 2015 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced last week at ITB Berlin. A partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, the World Legacy Awards showcase the leading companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from hotels to ecolodges and from small islands to entire countries — that are driving […]