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

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 […]

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 […]

Talking Point: Hotels Can Take Bigger Strides to Cut Water Use

World Water Week is fast approaching when experts gather in Stockholm to discuss the impending water crisis and what needs to be done to tackle it. Towel re-use programmes are all very well but in this Talking Point, Jonathan Benjamin, global president of Xeros says, as a high water consuming industry, the hotel sector needs […]

Talking Point: Rio isn’t winning on water

Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this vibrant Latin American city, but it’s obscuring a big water problem and hotels need to play their part, says Flávia Arantes Jensen inventor of Aguawell. Tourism in Rio is event driven. Big annual parties such as Rio’s Carnival and New Year at Copacabana Beach bring in […]

Talking point: Cleaning beaches, an opportunity for hotels

Joining our sustainable destinations theme this month, Elizabeth Andrews at Travelife says one way hotels can manage their local environment and ensure longevity of their destination’s surroundings is by caring for their neighbourhood beach. It’s the last week of July and only 10 more days for hotels to register a beach clean for the Make Holidays […]

Talking point: Time to invest in energy efficient equipment

In our latest Talking Point, Simon Frost, chair of CESA explains why new EU Directives mean there’s no excuse for purchasing less energy efficient kitchen equipment. Since the 1st of July 2016, the EU’s Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives now apply for commercial catering equipment as well as domestic appliances. While readers of Green Hotelier […]

Talking Point: Hotels shouldn’t roll over on mattress recycling

In today’s Talking Point, Nick Oettinger of The Furniture Recycling Group says hotels have an obligation to re-use or recycle bulky waste and the circular economy model offers an alternative to landfill. It can often be a difficult task for hotels to remove, transport and dispose of mattresses, and figures in the UK show that […]

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