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Hotels need to report on sustainability using the Global Goals says WTTC

Hotels as part of the wider travel and tourism sector need to get better at measuring, monitoring and reporting their sustainability impact, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The comments came as the WTTC launches new guidance on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for the Travel & Tourism Sector. Gloria Guevara, […]

Ten days to vote for Local Hotel Hero

There’s just ten days left to vote in the Mr & Mrs Smith Awards. There are a range of categories available for members of the public to vote in. The Local Hotel Hero category which champions hotels which give something back to the community and to the environment. The organisers say, “What makes a hotel […]

Talking Point: A two-sector approach to end slavery in construction

There are 40 million people trapped in modern slavery with 25 million of those being in forced labour according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Their recent report reveals that among those, 18 percent are in construction. With the hotel industry being closely linked to construction Director of Sustainability and Group Marketing Director Chris Harrop of […]

Novotel Jaragua: building teamwork for a sustainable property

The AccorHotels Novotel Jaragua Sao Paulo was named Highly Commended in the Americas in the 2017 Green Hotelier Awards. Here General Manager Ewerton Camarano describes his hotel’s sustainability journey and how getting the whole team on board has helped them boost their environmental impacts. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? […]

Global hotel industry unites behind commitment for 2030

The world’s leading hotel groups have today announced their shared commitment to a sustainable Vision for 2030. Announced during a high profile launch at the Skift Global Forum in New York, ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – showcased its Vision for the hotel sector, united behind commitments to four Goals which address the industry’s […]

HICAP sustainability winners announced

The winners of the annual HICAP sustainability awards have been announced and include Sustainable Design, Sustainable Investment and Community Impact. The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards were launched in 2007 and were designed to recognize hotels in the Asia Pacific region creating innovative new methods, strategies, and technologies to face today’s sustainable development challenge, while providing […]

Green Lodging Report reveals guests are driving hotels’ sustainability improvements

The annual Green Lodging Trends Report is out now and reveals that guests are a major driver for many hotels’ sustainability programmes. The report is based on data from 2,093 hotels in 46 countries and provides industry trends on a range of topics. Conducted by Greenview, the report highlights and summarises responses to 110 survey […]

Green Hotelier to broadcast live from Skift Global Forum

On Tuesday 26th September in New York, the International Tourism Partnership is launching its Vision for 2030 at the Skift Global Forum. The event is a call to action to the hotel industry to unite behind shared issues and work together for sustainable growth and a fairer future for all. Green Hotelier will be present […]

Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge

With the continued growth of electric vehicles being purchased, Martin Jones, National Sales Manager, Services & Solutions at Rexel (UK), believes this is a time of significant opportunity for hotel operators. In this Talking Point he outlines why providing an electric vehicle charging solution could be a tangible point of differentiation for hotels looking to […]