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Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps hotels and hotel groups need to take to embed water stewardship throughout their property and portfolio. Released on World Water Day the Water Stewardship Report outlines the reasons why hotels need to act on water and the six simple steps […]

IHG sets new targets on water and carbon

InterContinental Hotel Group – IHG – has released its latest responsible business targets for the company to 2020, as well as reporting on their progress to 2017. IHG is one of the supporters of the International Tourism Partnership – ITP’s – Goals for the hotel industry which were launched last year, aligned with the United […]

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes Balanced Flow Rates and why they are important for the best sustainability, efficiency, cost control and guest satisfaction possible. Hotels are high water consumers. What with landscaping, swimming pools, water features, daily cleaning and laundry, the average occupied hotel room […]

Green tourism in Scotland saves one million tonnes of water

A report from Green Tourism has revealed that sustainable tourism business in Scotland has saved 1 million tonnes of water and ¼ million tonnes of carbon over the past 20 years. The report, entitled “20 years of making a difference,” addresses the positive impact Green Tourism accredited businesses have had on the environment. Green Tourism […]

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture on sustainability in the hospitality industry, and how hotel operators can make the case for green buildings with owners and investors. Green Hotelier: GreenPlace Assets advises investors, owners, developers and operators on sustainability in their investments. Do you feel like […]

Urgent and collaborative response needed to tackle modern slavery

Shiva Foundation has launched a report calling for immediate and coordinated action to address modern slavery in the hotel and hospitality sectors, following wide-ranging insights from across the industry. The report was unveiled today at ‘Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery’, an event co-hosted with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against […]

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have less impact on the environment. Indian and Canadian duo, Manoj Gour and Jazzmine Lawton Raine, have joined forces to create Hara House, promoting responsible consumption, sustainable travel, social good and the future of the hospitality and tourism industry in North […]

Talking Point: Why is it important for housekeeping to clean green?

Housekeeping is at the frontline of any hotel business, both in terms of their contact with guests and their presentation of rooms for guest appreciation. But their role in creating a sustainable hotel is often overlooked, but critical. In this Talking Point we look at how staff can be trained to help boost a hotel’s […]

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals

PATA (the Pacific Asia Travel Association) has developed a free toolkit to help hotels reduce their food waste and work together to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The group has identified food waste as a key concern for hotels and a contributor to climate change and has shared the toolkit via its BUFFET […]