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Scottish hostel’s green business benefits

Scottish hostel’s green business benefits

A luxury Scottish hostel is demonstrating that being green isn’t just helping the environment, it also derives a range of business benefits from its eco-friendly measures. Located in Perthshire, Jessie Mac’s has implemented a series of environmental practices that are not only cost-effective to introduce but have also benefited their bottom line. Since opening the […]

Safari lodge’s poverty reduction scheme takes silver at African Responsible Tourism Awards

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge took the Silver in the ‘Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction’ category awarded at World Travel Market Africa. The Silver Award was in recognition of Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge’s key role together with its partners, International Labour Organisation, Africa Pro-Poor Tourism Development Centre, and Tech for Trade that has given a new […]

World’s Greenest Hotels of 2017 revealed in Green Hotelier Awards

The 2017 Green Hotelier Awards have named the world’s most eco-friendly and sustainable hotels as part of Responsible Business Week. The annual Awards invite applications from hotels of any size anywhere in the world; judging them on their efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, their waste output, their roles as responsible businesses to their […]

Eco Resort Misool wins Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award

Proving once again that hotels can be responsible businesses acting as a force for good in their communities, Misool Eco Resort has been named the winner of the WTTC 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. Awards are presented in five […]

Amazing Hotels – Canadian sustainability at Fogo Island

Futuristic Newfoundland hotel Fogo Island Inn is a responsible business and one that benefits the community as well as the environment. A BBC documentary – Amazing Hotels – takes a closer look. Fogo Island Inn’s angular Scandi-style shell looks otherworldly jutting out from the ancient landscape (formed 400 million years ago) just off the coast […]

Hotels will mark Earth Hour and save energy

Hotels around the world will once again be highlighting the need to be more energy sustainable whilst offering guests a romantic evening to mark Earth Hour in March. Hotels and restaurants across the UK will plunge guests into candlelight when they offer the chance to join the largest global celebration of the planet at 8.30pm […]

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is connected to the lagoon through an array of septic tanks […]

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 […]

New coalition for Asian green hoteliers launched

A new coalition for sustainable hoteliers in Asia Pacific – Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) – has launched at HICAP 2016. The founding signatories of the HOT initiative will represent the first high profile coalition of hotel owners in Asia committed to a fixed set of sustainable actions, supported by brands, management companies, and industry […]

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