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Talking Point: Why waste it?

Talking Point: Why waste it?

Waste has been a huge topic of conversation in recent years – with footage of the ocean suffocated by a churning mass of plastic and rubbish and landfills scarring the countryside. Notoriously, food is being thrown out by everyone from big chain hotels to the average household. Richard Walker, marketing manager at Reconomy offers some […]

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business

The Village Hotel Club is a small chain of hotels in the UK which have been working to address their energy performance. Doing so has helped them re-evaluate the role of sustainability in their business plan and they’ve realised the value it can bring it a variety of ways. We found out more. Can you […]

Talking Point: What’s missing from your green restaurant strategy?

The restaurant industry is more competitive than ever. Establishing a profitable and sustainable hotel restaurant business model is essential for survival, and finding ways to cut costs can present golden opportunities to make a restaurant better for the environment and please your customers at the same time. With Climate Week approaching, Anx Patel, CEO of […]

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

You may be doing everything you can to be energy efficient, but more than half of energy produced is wasted. Did you know it’s possible to recover waste energy and re-use it? José Melico, Founder of Zypho explains how. Hotels around the world are investing in reducing their energy consumption by using more energy efficient […]

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

This year’s winner of the Green Hotelier Awards, named Green Hotelier of the Year, was the Mercure Convention Centre Ancol, Jakarta. This hotel has very deliberately invested a lot of time and effort in improving its sustainability across the board. They were also the winners of the GH Awards in the Water category, not least […]

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 […]

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

All EU member countries, including the UK, face mandatory energy efficiency regulation as part of the EU-wide drive to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), the UK version of the regulation, is now in Phase 2 requiring large hotel chains to submit detailed audited reports on their energy […]

Talking Point: Creating a healthy environment inside as well as out

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just mean adopting practices that are kind on the external environment, it also means providing a healthy environment that’s great for staff and guests to spend time in. Studies suggest consumers value organisations and businesses that show green initiative and environmental consciousness. In the hotel industry the health of hospitality staff […]

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