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Song Saa: Private island with philanthropic core

Winning numerous sustainability awards, Song Saa in Cambodia is exemplar of how to create a truly sustainable island resort in South East Asia. We recently spoke with Wayne McCallum and Ben Thorne from the Song Saa Foundation to find out how they have done it… When did the island’s green initiatives start? At the heart of our […]

Nikoi: Sustainable private island luxury

Nikoi is a private island resort just 3.5 hours from Singapore but a world away; in one of Indonesia’s many nature-abundant enclaves of rainforest, tropical beaches and coral reefs. The resort was recently shortlisted for the National Geographic World Legacy Awards and having been there, we’re not surprised. This is one of those places that manages to put nature and the […]

Meluha – The Fern: keeping a finger on the sustainability button

In India, Meluha-The Fern is a five star environmentally responsible business hotel in the heart of Hiranandani Gardens – Powai, Mumbai. In the space of three years, the hotel has gained recognition in both National and International arenas with 30 awards including Today’s Traveler Award – Best Environmentally Friendly Hotel; Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award; CMO […]

Benchmarking with EarthCheck: Taj Hotels Group

In 2014 nine hotel properties in the Taj Hotels Group achieved Gold Certification in EarthCheck. We recently spoke with Corporate Sustainability Manager and Director Foram Nagori and Vasant Ayyappan about how this fits into their overall sustainability strategy. Under the aegis of its EARTH (Environmental Awareness & Renewal at Taj Hotels) vision and Tata values, Taj […]

The Traddock: building a sustainable community

The Traddock in the Yorkshire Dales has worked hard to achieve a GTBS Gold Award and works with local businesses to be more sustainable and encourage sustainability in the community. Introduction A Grade II-listed Georgian country house, The Traddock is a small, family-run hotel surrounded by the beautiful North Yorkshire Dales National Park. With 12 […]

Welsh bunkhouse combats power inconsistencies

Whether you’re halfway up a Welsh mountain, or sitting on the beach of a small island nation, the one thing you don’t want to trouble guests with is blackouts or power fluctuations. But whilst a beautiful and remote location can be the perfect recipe for attracting tourists, it can mean big headaches for maintaining a […]

Inkaterra: 38 years of sustainable tourism

Recently, during a #LuxVox Twitter debate on sustainability in tourism, Green Hotelier met Inkaterra, the renowned Peruvian organisation that is celebrating 38 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. The company offers hotels and experiences on the Inca Trail and was recognised by many debate participants for their sustainability credentials. We wanted to know more […]

Wyndham: Franchisees ‘Do the Right Thing’ with green initiatives.

Several Wyndham franchisee properties have been profiled in the hotel company’s Champions of Green document. The book showcases the leadership demonstrated by the Wyndham Green Franchisee Advisory Board and other owners around the world, who assist in creating and reviewing Wyndham’s sustainable programmes, in support of their goal to further reduce emissions by 16% by […]

Safari lodges: taking sustainability beyond animal conservation

Safari lodges are by their nature encouraging tourists to travel for the animals, but what if conservation becomes part of the experience? This example of best practice shows one group that’s taking all aspects of its sustainability responsibilities very seriously. Since they were established in 1983, Wilderness Safaris has grown from “one Land Rover and […]

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