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Hotel art project for young people is UNWTO winner

Hotel art project for young people is UNWTO winner

An innovative urban art project for at-risk youth, sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson won the UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Enterprises. Park Inn by Radisson’s “Adding Color to Lives” project brings together youth in difficult life situations to collaborate on a community art project which expresses their dreams and cultural heritage. The […]

Talking Point: How to get a green night’s sleep

In today’s Talking Point blog, Liz Wilks from APP explores why offering sustainable products is so vital to the hotel industry. It’s no secret that the hospitality industry is competitive. Online ratings and reviews continue to be a crucial resource for consumers and the rise of the sharing economy has added a whole new element […]

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is connected to the lagoon through an array of septic tanks […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath of Vero Water for our latest Talking Point. As the rubbish we create all over the world piles ever higher, the question of how to cut down on waste has become a global issue. Businesses are struggling to create less […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

In our festive Talking Point, Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director of Lightblue Environmental Consulting looks at why tackling food waste is like going to the gym. The importance of minimising food waste is nearly as universally understood as the importance of good health. But in both cases, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re doing a better […]

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 […]

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