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Hoteliers around the world pledge to do good

With the season of goodwill in full flight, hoteliers around the world have been revealing their own commitments to help their fellow men and women, or to battle environmental issues. With awareness of ocean plastics at an all-time high thanks to the BBC’s Blue Planet series, the Royal Harbour Hotel in Ramsgate, UK announced their […]

Sustainable hotels recognised as winners

Two major hospitality awards ceremonies recently gave presentations recognising sustainable hospitality. The Boutique Hotel Awards recognises the world’s best boutique properties and included an award for World’s Best Sustainable Hotel which went to Cottar’s Safari Lodge, Nairobi, Kenya. Presenting the award the judges noted ‘Sustainability is Cottar’s watchword. Every step of your stay would have […]

Lux makes Ile des Deux Cocos 100% renewable

LUX Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation at its Ile des Deux Cocos property, off-grid in South-East Mauritius. Building upon the many eco-friendly initiatives already embedded in LUX’s sustainable vision, this project demonstrates the power of the group’s Tread Lightly programme, whereby guests’ participation supports […]

New research will determine the impact of different types of tourism on a destination

The Travel Foundation have launched a study to understand the value of different tourist markets within a destination. Their findings will inform a new approach in sustainable destination management, focusing not only on visitor numbers, but also on the costs and benefits of different types of tourism. Starting in Tenerife, the organisation will be looking at […]

Cambodia event explores innovative ideas for eco-responsible hospitality and tourism

Registration is open for an event in Cambodia which brings hospitality and tourism professionals together to discuss innovative ideas for sustainability in the sector. ASSET-H&C is the Association of Southeast Asian Social Enterprises for Training in Hospitality & Catering. This platform brings together vocational training centres willing to work together to better fulfil their shared […]

Talking Point: Can hotels meet all their clean energy needs off-grid?

In this Talking Point, Busso von Bismarck, Head of Business Development, Founder & Management at Qinous Smart Energy Storage asks whether there’s a two-step approach to clean energy for off-grid properties. At the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa we recently held an event to launch an entirely emissions-free solar and battery storage system. The system […]

UK hotels can take an energy audit to improve efficiency

Hoteliers in the UK are being encouraged to take an energy audit to see if they could save money and reduce their carbon footprint. NatWest bank has launched a new Independent Energy Saving Audits scheme, teamed with six independent energy management companies, to help businesses meet energy legislation, cut energy use and reduce overheads.  Businesses […]

MICE industry can do more to promote sustainable travel says EarthCheck

The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector has a bigger role to play in measuring and promoting sustainable travel according to Stewart Moore of EarthCheck. The MICE sector represents big business, delivering major economic benefits that are a key contributor to the growth in tourism and leisure development worldwide. And the benefits from MICE […]

Talking Point: How can hotels switch employees on to energy saving?

Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications at Smart Energy GB says employees are a crucial resource in good energy management at any hotel and keeping them switched on to sustainability is really important. In today’s Talking Point she describes some ways to keep employees fully engaged on the energy front. Many of the small […]