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Global hoteliers like being green but not talking about it

Global hoteliers like being green but not talking about it

Green Lodging News and Greenview have published the results of their first Green Lodging Trends Report. One of the most comprehensive surveys into the responsible and environmentally sustainable behaviour of hotels around the world, the report reveals the results of over 2000 hotels’ responses to more than 100 questions in 11 categories. Comparing responses from […]

Global green hotels awards round-up

This time of year brings awards season so plenty of hotels around the world have been celebrating their recognition for being sustainability and responsible business leaders. Here’s Green Hotelier’s round-up of the winners. Ilunion Hotels win UNWTO Ethics Award The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has awarded Ilunion Hotels with the UNWTO Ethics Award. […]

IHG colleagues raise thousands for charity foundation

The inaugural annual week of fundraising for the IHG Foundation has successfully raised over $350,000. More than 120,000 IHG colleagues around the world took part in a range of activities to raise money for the Foundation which was launched earlier this year. Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, said, “We are delighted with the success […]

Inclusive hotel tops World Responsible Tourism Awards

Lemon Tree Hotels is among the recipients of the World Responsible Tourism Awards for its inclusive employment initiatives targeting people with disabilities. The hotel group in India is joint-overall winner with Tren Ecuador of the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Belize and announced in a special ceremony held during World Responsible Tourism Day […]

New agreement to boost youth employment in hotels

A new global partnership aims to help more disadvantaged young people around the world gain skills in hospitality, leading to secure employment. The agreement between ITP’s Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. YCI (the […]

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 […]

Lemon Tree showcase inclusive employment

The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Belize)will be announced during World Travel Market in a few weeks. One of the finalists in the category Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment is Lemon Tree Hotels which makes a point of being a truly inclusive employer with roles for staff with a range of […]

Call for hotels to respect employees’ human rights

A report has said that hotels in London need to do more to protect employees’ basic human rights. The report by the UK’s largest trade union – Unite – has called for all London hotels to adopt a set of city-wide principles which will respect the right of employees to join a union, ensure the […]

Know How Guide to Human Trafficking updated for 2016

To mark Anti-Slavery Day, ITP and Green Hotelier has released an updated version of the Know How Guide to Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry. The Know How Guide is one of our series of free resources for hoteliers which help them to be more sustainable, responsible businesses. Originally released in 2013, the Know How […]

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