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Guests more willing to act sustainably report shows

A report by Booking.com launched for Earth Day seems to indicate an increase in hotel guests willing to accept more sustainable behaviours as part of their travel. Although the number of guests seeking sustainable hotels has almost doubled over the past year, the report also suggests hotels need to do more to communicate what guest […]

Premier Inn sets sustainable fish record

Premier Inn has become the world’s largest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified national hotel chain. All Premier Inn restaurant brands, including Beefeater, Brewer’s Fayre and Table Table, will feature the MSC ‘blue tick’ on menus. With a total of 635 locations now serving fish with the blue MSC label, diners will now be able to […]

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making. This is of particular interest to hotels seeking to develop in water scarce destinations. The Monetizer now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to […]

Rezidor Hotel Group launches sustainability targets for 2020

The Rezidor Hotel Group has released its 2016 Responsible Business report and unveiled its targets for 2020. The report marks the end of Rezidor’s five year Think Planet campaign to reduce 25% of the company’s energy consumption which it achieved. It’s now seeking a further 10% reductions in the next three years. In addition the […]

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]

IHG unveil new programme to encourage women as leaders

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has launched RISE – a programme to inspire and mentor women into leadership positions. Earlier this month around International Women’s Day we examined how it can be harder for women to attain senior positions in the hospitality sector. RISE aims to address this. The programme hopes to inspire female leaders […]

Serena Hotels among those listed for African Responsible Tourism Awards

Over 30 tourism organisations including a number of hotels and lodges are in the 2017 longlist for the African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA). Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by Better Tourism Africa, the awards recognise African organisations that offer a best practice example of how tourism can benefit local people, the environment and destinations. The awards […]

IHG aligns with SDGs for latest CSR report

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has released its 2016 corporate social responsibility report and is aligning its actions with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report details the progress the company is making towards its 2017 environmental targets, as well as its responsible business actions, community oriented programmes and its first year of supporting […]

What’s the hotel industry really like for young people?

What’s it like to be a young person who found their feet thanks to the hospitality industry? We know that hotels all around the world can help young people find jobs, a stable life and income, an escape from poverty and a boost to their self esteem, that’s why ITP created the Youth Career Initiative. […]

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