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Talking Point: A two-sector approach to end slavery in construction

Talking Point: A two-sector approach to end slavery in construction

There are 40 million people trapped in modern slavery with 25 million of those being in forced labour according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Their recent report reveals that among those, 18 percent are in construction. With the hotel industry being closely linked to construction Director of Sustainability and Group Marketing Director Chris Harrop of […]

Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge

With the continued growth of electric vehicles being purchased, Martin Jones, National Sales Manager, Services & Solutions at Rexel (UK), believes this is a time of significant opportunity for hotel operators. In this Talking Point he outlines why providing an electric vehicle charging solution could be a tangible point of differentiation for hotels looking to […]

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island’s water resources are rapidly disappearing and hotels need to join in efforts to protect this essential resource. BALI – ‘The Islands of the Gods’ is a paradise loved by people worldwide; blessed by a wonderful culture dedicated to arts and spirituality, abundant natural […]

Talking Point: Does the circular economy work in the bathroom?

Hoteliers need to be examining ways they can embrace the circular economy but that can particularly be an issue in the bathroom. Martin Charter MBA FRSA, Founding Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and current Professor of Innovation & Sustainability at UCA has brought his expertise […]

Talking Point: Why now’s the time to shout louder about sustainability initiatives

In the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, when awareness is raising of the travel & tourism sector’s capacity for both sustainable growth and wider socio-economic impacts, and travellers are realising their own responsibilities, Holly Tuppen of Bouteco explains why now is the perfect time for hotels to get loud and proud about their sustainability […]

Talking Point: Shop around for food waste solutions and get greener

Food preparation and service will always result in an element of food waste, but this blog by Amur energy shows us the hotel industry has an opportunity to benefit the environment – and reduce costs – by driving change. Nobody likes waste, but no matter how frugal restaurants try to be with ordering, there will […]

Talking Point: Can heating systems save CO2?

Heating a hotel to suit everyone’s preferences, to respond to unpredictable weather, and to meet budgets and green credentials can be a costly and complicated task. Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann, offers insights, examples and advice on installing and maintaining a reliable heating system. According to the Carbon Trust, annual energy costs in the […]

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, […]

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