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Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

  Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, California, reopened after being meticulously restored to capture the location and ambience that endeared it to Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike. The hotel takes maximum advantage of its hilltop setting to offer the ultimate secluded retreat. El […]

London’s Largest Living Wall

We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at a premium, many householders have converted their front gardens into driveways or extensions and this, along with the general urbanisation of green spaces, has contributed to flooding from storm waters, and increased pollution of rivers and waterways. Many concerned property […]

Women in hospitality asked to share their work experiences

The views of 100,000 women aged 28-40 are being sought to find out why women seem not to be achieving their full workplace potential. The hospitality sector is often a high capacity employer of women, with more than 50% of the workforce comprising female workers. With its reliance on shift workers, housekeepers, front of house […]

Impressive waste and water reduction achieved by Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide have released their 2013 corporate responsibility (CR) report and revealed impressive reductions in waste and water use – ahead of target. The hotel group set targets to reduce water consumption across their 4,000 global properties by 10% and to reduce waste by 20% in five years, and achieved these goals one and two […]

Teens given free rein of Holiday Inn

An award winning hotel turned itself over to a local school to allow students the opportunity to run it for the day. The Holiday Inn Express Burnley, part of Starboard Hotels a group which is franchise partners for IHG and Wyndham, allowed 16 candidates aged 14 and 15 to take over the running of the […]

ITP’s Stephen Farrant interviewed at WTM 2013

International Tourism Partnership’s director Stephen Farrant was interviewed at the 2013 World Travel Market on World Responsible Tourism Day. Speaking after the round table debate into Travel & Tourism and Carbon Pollution, Stephen was asked about the future of carbon measurement in the industry. Speaking about the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative he said, “The hospitality […]

IHG improves on CDP score

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) results, charting substantial improvements in both its Disclosure Score and Performance Rating – and confirming its leadership position in the hotel industry. Each year, company responses to CDP are analysed and scored against two parallel scoring schemes: disclosure and performance. The disclosure score assesses […]

Hilton Worldwide staff volunteer their services globally

In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, volunteers from Hilton’s hotels and corporate offices across the world took part in a week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where they live, work and travel. Team Members from over 900 properties and offices completed projects between 6th – 12th […]

ITP’s Fran Hughes joins Andrew Grossman for STI webinar

Two leading voices in the sustainable tourism agenda are joining forces to host a resource packed webinar. Fran Hughes Head of Programmes at the International Tourism Partnership, one of the driving forces behind the development of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, is teaming up with Sustainable Travel International’s Business Development Manager Andrew Grossman to present […]