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ITP and The Mekong Club host hotels modern slavery workshop in Hong Kong

To help the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and Asia better understand the issue of trafficking and what strategies hotels are using to protect their businesses from this threat, the Mekong Club and ITP – the International Tourism Partnership are co-hosting a seminar in Hong Kong. Modern slavery and the hospitality industry: an update will […]

Hotels can adopt seafood supply chain Code of Practice to protect human rights

A new Code of Practice which includes labour rights issues at sea will help hotels check their seafood supply chains. Human Rights at Sea has announced its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1550:2017 which concerns a new voluntary Code of Practice for due diligence and […]

Sustainability leaders work together for practical solutions

EarthCheck’s signature event – Inner Circle – will bring together regional travel and tourism leaders on hospitality’s sustainability issues. Convening at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 11th and 12th of September, Inner Circle is set to challenge tourism industry leaders while sharing practical operational approaches and leading edge science to help address the […]

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island’s water resources are rapidly disappearing and hotels need to join in efforts to protect this essential resource. BALI – ‘The Islands of the Gods’ is a paradise loved by people worldwide; blessed by a wonderful culture dedicated to arts and spirituality, abundant natural […]

Apply now for the UNWTO Innovation in Tourism Awards

Applications are now open for the 14th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. Since their creation in 2003, the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism are held annually to recognise the work of organisations and individuals around the world that contribute to foster innovation in tourism and build a more […]

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals?

As World Water Week comes to an end, experts have discussed a number of issues touching this year’s theme of Water and waste: Reduce and reuse. Key to the discussion was how fundamental water is to achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals. As more international hotel groups are aligning their CSR activity with the Goals, […]

Free Modern Slavery Risk Webinar

Front Group are hosting a free, live webinar for companies who need to learn how to identify modern slavery risk in their supply chain. With the UK Modern Slavery Act continuing to transform corporate supply chains, new risk areas are emerging. The government is considering enforcement of anti-slavery efforts, so ensuring your company is well […]

Talking Point: Does the circular economy work in the bathroom?

Hoteliers need to be examining ways they can embrace the circular economy but that can particularly be an issue in the bathroom. Martin Charter MBA FRSA, Founding Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and current Professor of Innovation & Sustainability at UCA has brought his expertise […]

UNWTO encourages guests to ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ on run-up to World Tourism Day

Encouraging guests to play their part in a more sustainable tourism is key for hotels which hope to consistently improve their environmental performance. So hotels can get behind the UNWTO’s launch of their consumer-oriented campaign Travel.Enjoy.Respect. As part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and on the run-up to World Tourism Day, […]