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Hilton takes service to the next level

Hilton Team Members contributed 291,000 volunteer hours during the company’s Global Month of Service. The annual event is part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility programme and this year saw Team Members from 93 countries contribute more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world. Global Month of Service is a […]

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas

A simple initiative for hotels helps guests donate items to the local community. The Giving Bag is a way for guests to signal that the item they left behind is unwanted and can be put to use elsewhere, rather than just an item they missed when packing. Designed by Cornell University graduates Lilia Karimi and […]

New toolkit helps hotels tackle modern slavery

A new guide that helps hotels reduce the risk of modern slavery taking place on their properties has been launched by the University of West London (UWL). The practical toolkit for combating human trafficking was unveiled at a meeting of the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, and the European Hotel Federation […]

Hotels standing up for employees rights

Human Rights Day, 10th December, is encouraging people to stand up for other people’s rights and Marriott hotels have been recognised for doing this for their employees. Earlier this month Marriott International was recognised by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 10 Best Workplaces for Latinos […]

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 […]

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