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We Are Water Foundation and Diamond Resorts partner to launch sustainable water usage initiative at European resorts

We Are Water Foundation and Diamond Resorts partner to launch sustainable water usage initiative at European resorts

Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has announced it has partnered with the We Are Water Foundation to launch an initiative that encourages travellers to make a rational and sustainable use of water. The partnership demonstrates Diamond Resorts’ commitment to changing sustainability practices within the hospitality and tourism industries. As part […]

Katie Fallon appointed as Vice Chair of International Tourism Partnership

Katie Fallon, EVP and Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Hilton, has been appointed the Vice Chair of the Board for the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Fallon has been a member of the ITP Board since 2017 and will assume the Vice Chair role in April 2019. Fallon was the Director of Legislative Affairs and Senior […]

Modern slavery and the Hotel Industry – Best Practice Guidance for Franchising

Follow the practical solutions outlined in this free guidance produced by Liberty Shared and Orrick on the relevant safeguards to prevent human trafficking, forced labour and other forms of exploitation in franchises. Taking accountability for the labour supply The complex value chain connected with every hotel, demand for reasonably priced services, and the seasonality of […]

Fairmont removes sharks fin from menu

TORONTO, July 18, 2012 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced that they have formally removed shark fin from all of their hotel menus in Asia, effective immediately. The move, which also spans the luxury hotel brand’s global culinary operations, is in line with Fairmont’s industry-leading commitment to environmental stewardship and supports an earlier pledge […]

Meliá Hotels International wins Sustainability Award

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil presents Meliá Hotels International with the “Sustainability Award 2012” The hotel company receives the award in the “Contributions to Improvement in Corporate Development” category Palma de Mallorca, 18 July, 2012. The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil hosted the third edition of its Sustainability Awards for Spanish […]

Major hotel groups welcome standardised approach to carbon measurement

Launched in June, the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative 1.0 (HCMI) methodology was formulated by the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies. The carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings will now be able to be calculated and communicated in a consistent […]

Time to move beyond technical fixes to resolving water challenges in tourism sector

The increasing scarcity of freshwater facing our planet is widely known. Shifting climate patterns, burgeoning populations, urbanisation, and inadequate infrastructure, resources and political will, are all contributing to the complex challenges around sustainable water management. In many destinations, particularly in the global South, the tourism sector is considerably affected by unreliable water supplies.

What lies beneath – mattress waste in the hotel industry

Despite a growing trend towards sustainability in the hospitality industry, there is evidence to show that cheap, environmentally unfriendly mattresses with short life-spans continue to be a popular choice by hotels at both ends of the market. A standard hotel mattress is made from non-renewable resources, produces a large amount of waste, and has a significant carbon cost associated with its production and delivery.

Whitbread Cuts Carbon Emissions Despite Rapid Expansion

UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group saves more than 1,500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011 as part of comprehensive sustainability strategy Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, continued to deliver on their sustainability strategy by saving thousands of tonnes of CO2 across their hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops in 2011. The carbon savings […]

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