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Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath of Vero Water for our latest Talking Point. As the rubbish we create all over the world piles ever higher, the question of how to cut down on waste has become a global issue. Businesses are struggling to create less […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

In our festive Talking Point, Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director of Lightblue Environmental Consulting looks at why tackling food waste is like going to the gym. The importance of minimising food waste is nearly as universally understood as the importance of good health. But in both cases, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re doing a better […]

Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

In our new Best Practice Case Study, Paul Briggs, Sustainability Manager Schwartz Family Company which owns the Fairmont Resort Leura in Australia’s Blue Mountains describes the efforts the company took to renovate a failing property and create a standout environmental programme. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it […]

Talking Point: Why it pays to think like an island resort

A major barrier to lasting progress when it comes to lowering a hotel’s carbon footprint is overcoming that niggly issue of cultural change throughout the entire property. In this Talking Point, Xenia zu Hohenlohe managing partner of CSR specialists Considerate Hoteliers explains how hotels can overcome this thorny problem. Appointing a green team and establishing […]

Diamond Resorts: Spanish sustainability

Diamond Resorts have a long history of embracing sustainability at their resorts. We spoke to Jose A. Alonso Caballero, Sustainability Ambassador at Los Amigos Beach Club and Jardines del Sol Resort Manager Jeanette Hansen for their tips and advice. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? […]

Talking Point: In uncertain times the tourism industry can promote peace

This year, the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. President and Founder, Louis D’Amore and Prakash Sikchi, CEO of Inspirock, one of the IIPT’s technical partners and keen supporters, take a look back at the work undertaken by the organisation and its achievements. The IIPT was founded in 1986 […]

Talking Point: Tackling modern slavery in the hotel industry

Modern slavery is a serious but often unreported issue for the hotel industry. Rishi Sachdev, Co-Founder of Shiva Foundation and Director of Shiva Hotels, outlines his plan to help create an industry-wide model to tackle modern slavery – starting with an Anti-Trafficking Charter currently being piloted at one of Shiva’s London hotels. Across our industry, […]

Talking Point: Hotels should see their disabled guests as stakeholders

Continuing our theme examining the role of stakeholders in improving hotels’ performance as responsible businesses, and with a nod to the theme this week for World Tourism Day of equality of access for people with disabilities, Fiona Jarvis, Founder of Blue Badge Style explain how hotels can work with their disabled guests (and staff) to […]

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important – and useful – it can be to listen to industry stakeholders, we interviewed Stewart […]

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