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Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Continuing their drive to be the hotel sector’s leaders on social and environmental actions, Hilton announced their commitment to five key issues in Africa. Speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Chris Nassetta Hilton’s President and CEO said, “Hilton is committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact in every community where […]

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business

The Village Hotel Club is a small chain of hotels in the UK which have been working to address their energy performance. Doing so has helped them re-evaluate the role of sustainability in their business plan and they’ve realised the value it can bring it a variety of ways. We found out more from Andrew […]

New IHG brand extends a sustainable invitation

The recently launched upscale IHG brand – voco – has a strong sustainability ethos. “voco”, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, aims to combine the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. The brand was launched in June. […]

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

This year’s winner of the Green Hotelier Awards, named Green Hotelier of the Year, was the Mercure Convention Centre Ancol, Jakarta. This hotel has very deliberately invested a lot of time and effort in improving its sustainability across the board. They were also the winners of the GH Awards in the Water category, not least […]

HICAP Sustainability Awards open for entries

The call is out for hotels to enter the HICAP Sustainability Awards. Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced that entries for the HICAP 2018 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018. The 29th annual HICAP will be held 17-19 October 2018, at The Kerry Hotel […]

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most environmentally and socially responsible hotels around the world. The annual Awards changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel industry to align their corporate social responsibility efforts with the […]

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

  Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half.  In recognition of Earth Day, the company which owns Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and various restaurant chains announced it has set a science-based carbon target (SBT), putting it on course to reduce carbon […]

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have less impact on the environment. Indian and Canadian duo, Manoj Gour and Jazzmine Lawton Raine, have joined forces to create Hara House, promoting responsible consumption, sustainable travel, social good and the future of the hospitality and tourism industry in North […]

Dusit Thani partnership for sustainable farming

A Maldivian resort has partnered with a food waste solution to bring sustainable farming to the area.   Dusit Thani Maldives has added a state-of-the-art composting machine on the island that is both contributing further to the environmental protection of Mudhdhoo Island, as well as advancing towards sustainable farming.   Built by Compostech and certified […]

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