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Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]

IHG unveil new programme to encourage women as leaders

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has launched RISE – a programme to inspire and mentor women into leadership positions. Earlier this month around International Women’s Day we examined how it can be harder for women to attain senior positions in the hospitality sector. RISE aims to address this. The programme hopes to inspire female leaders […]

Serena Hotels among those listed for African Responsible Tourism Awards

Over 30 tourism organisations including a number of hotels and lodges are in the 2017 longlist for the African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA). Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by Better Tourism Africa, the awards recognise African organisations that offer a best practice example of how tourism can benefit local people, the environment and destinations. The awards […]

IHG aligns with SDGs for latest CSR report

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has released its 2016 corporate social responsibility report and is aligning its actions with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report details the progress the company is making towards its 2017 environmental targets, as well as its responsible business actions, community oriented programmes and its first year of supporting […]

What’s the hotel industry really like for young people?

What’s it like to be a young person who found their feet thanks to the hospitality industry? We know that hotels all around the world can help young people find jobs, a stable life and income, an escape from poverty and a boost to their self esteem, that’s why ITP created the Youth Career Initiative. […]

Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

In this feisty Talking Point blog, D. Michael Shafer, Harvard PhD plus Founder and Director of the Warm Heart Foundation asks why aren’t hotels doing more to stop climate change. Never considered the possibility that your hotel could help save the earth? As the hospitality industry becomes a larger part of the global economy, it […]

Hotels will mark Earth Hour and save energy

Hotels around the world will once again be highlighting the need to be more energy sustainable whilst offering guests a romantic evening to mark Earth Hour in March. Hotels and restaurants across the UK will plunge guests into candlelight when they offer the chance to join the largest global celebration of the planet at 8.30pm […]

Talking Point: Hotels can help people reconnect with food

People need to reconnect with their food and hotels can play a part via sustainable purchasing according to Professor Chris Elliott, professor of food safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. When thinking about sustainable purchasing for food, I would urge hoteliers to consider these three questions: Does […]

UK hotels set for energy conference

The UK’s first ever energy-saving conference – Hotel Energy 17 – is set to take place on 11th May. Fran Hughes, director of ITP the International Tourism Partnership is chairing the event. Taking place in Birmingham, Hotel Energy 17 is organised by energy management expert Vilnis Vesma in consultation with a panel from the hotel […]

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