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Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Hoteliers who are keen to understand the return on investment of green initiatives can attend a free webinar on EDGE next week. Attendees of the EDGE Discovery Workshop webinar will learn more about the free EDGE software and the benefits of EDGE certification for the hotel industry.  An innovation of IFC – a member of the […]

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is joining the fight against single use plastics with an announcement today announced that they will remove plastic straws from every IHG hotel by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The move consolidates the hotel group’s earlier action which saw plastic straws already removed […]

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 […]

Hyatt pledges to hire 10,000 disadvantaged young people in hotels around the world

Hyatt Hotels have committed to support more young people to access hospitality skills and opportunities at their hotels. The company announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global programme designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to […]

New ITP report names Bali as highest risk tourist destination for water scarcity

A new report from the International Tourism Partnership lists the top twelve priority tourism destinations with the highest water risk. The Destination Water Risk Index aims to provide the hotel sector and wider tourism industry and stakeholders with cutting-edge intelligence on water risk by priority tourism destinations. Bali tops the list which includes destinations in […]

Exclusive show preview of Hotel & Spa Tech Live

Hotel & Spa Tech Live is the UK’s only carbon neutral exhibition for growing your hotel and spa business. It’s just a few weeks until the Hotel & Spa Tech Live takes place at the ExCeL London, on the 25th – 26th September, and as their media partners, we have managed to get a sneak preview […]

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. […]

Hotel sector unites under ITP to tackle forced labour

The world’s leading hotel groups are standing together to tackle the issue of forced labour. The industry came together with ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – to launch ITP’s Principles on Forced Labour at an event in Singapore. The Principles represent a big first step for ITP helping its members reach their Goal for […]

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company of the International Tourism Partnership to meet the ITP Goal […]

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