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Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

In this feisty Talking Point blog, D. Michael Shafer, Harvard PhD plus Founder and Director of the Warm Heart Foundation asks why aren’t hotels doing more to stop climate change. Never considered the possibility that your hotel could help save the earth? As the hospitality industry becomes a larger part of the global economy, it […]

Talking Point: Hotels can help people reconnect with food

People need to reconnect with their food and hotels can play a part via sustainable purchasing according to Professor Chris Elliott, professor of food safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. When thinking about sustainable purchasing for food, I would urge hoteliers to consider these three questions: Does […]

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green

Data protection has been a hot topic with hotels in recent months. Here CEO and owner of Envirowaste James Rubin describes some of the greener ways hotels can keep their client information safe. While the protection of data is essential to a hotel’s relationship with its guests and employees, hotels must carefully monitor how they […]

Talking Point: How hotels can help encourage ecotourism

In this Talking Point blog, Andy Jefferies founder of Wild Days describes how hotels can attract guests with a desire for experiences and to make a positive impact, whilst also helping their local ecosystem. In the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, hotels are increasingly aware of guests seeking holidays that offer them interesting experiences […]

Talking Point: How to get a green night’s sleep

In today’s Talking Point blog, Liz Wilks from APP explores why offering sustainable products is so vital to the hotel industry. It’s no secret that the hospitality industry is competitive. Online ratings and reviews continue to be a crucial resource for consumers and the rise of the sharing economy has added a whole new element […]

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 […]

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