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Tongsai Bay: champions of nature

Tongsai Bay: champions of nature

The Tongsai Bay Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its 30th birthday and has become a champion of responsible business and good sustainable practice on the island. Owner Thanakorn Hoontrakul, described why it’s important to this five star resort to look after its local environment as well as its guests, despite some local challenges. […]

Talking Point: Are you sending your water straight down the drain?

In this Talking Point blog, David Davis, Technical Director at Encore asks why hotels aren’t doing more to save water. Hotels by their very nature have to consume a lot of water in order to function. But saving every drop of water can make a huge difference globally in the hotel industry’s bid to reduce […]

Talking Point: How can hotels work with refugees?

Hotels around the world, but particularly around the Mediterranean have witnessed the refugee crisis that has hit the region for the past few years and is currently increasing again as warmer, calmer seas encourage thousands more to make the perilous journey. Having a seasonal need for staff, hoteliers are keen to try to engage refugees, […]

Talking Point: Hotels’ laundry choices could help drive the circular economy

In this Talking Point blog Paul Servin, Xeros Technology Platform Leaders thinks how hoteliers’ choices can contribute to the circular economy. June 5 is World Environment Day; a chance for all industries – including hotels – to reflect on the impact humans are having on the environment. One of the most pressing environmental issues we […]

Responsible hotels should partner the UN’s sustainable tourism programme

Sustainable hotels could drive responsible business action further and faster by becoming a partner of the United Nations’ 10FYP (10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production). The 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (10YFP STP) is a collaborative platform to bring together existing initiatives and partnerships and facilitate new projects and activities to accelerate the […]

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy?

In today’s Talking Point blog, Michelle Ringland, head of marketing at drainage specialist Lanes Group wonders whether hotels can find a FOG solution that’s also eco friendly. Restaurant kitchens face continuous drainage problems, so hotels need to be more aware of how they dispose of their fats, oils and greases. Every year, drainage firms are […]

Talking Point: Can you take your green credentials outside?

Warmer days encourage customers and guests to eat and relax al fresco, but many outdoor living purchases may see your green credentials vanish into thin air. Simon Tappenden, director at Ovation Commercial Services, has some tips for an environmentally friendly patio or deck. Being a green hotelier is often easier to achieve indoors than out, […]

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy?

We interviewed Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, to learn more about global renewable energy solutions. GH: What do you see in particular is the challenge for hotel groups, which may have properties all over the world, in switching to 100% renewable? Stein: Almost all hotels focus their environmental efforts […]

Talking Point – Hotels can feed into the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

In March EarthCheck launched the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard to gather information on global tourism and sustainable development. Here EarthCheck CEO and Founder Stewart Moore explains how hoteliers can get involved by exploring the data and helping to fill in some of the knowledge gaps. It is with great anticipation that we introduce the Global […]

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