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Scottish hostel’s green business benefits

Scottish hostel’s green business benefits

A luxury Scottish hostel is demonstrating that being green isn’t just helping the environment, it also derives a range of business benefits from its eco-friendly measures. Located in Perthshire, Jessie Mac’s has implemented a series of environmental practices that are not only cost-effective to introduce but have also benefited their bottom line. Since opening the […]

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Blu Planet, the responsible business programme of Radisson Blu hotels has been named winner of the 2017 IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award. The IMEX-GMIC award celebrates inspiring brands that drive sustainability forward through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The IMEX Awards programme was developed to recognise individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to […]

Talking Point: Can you take your green credentials outside?

Warmer days encourage customers and guests to eat and relax al fresco, but many outdoor living purchases may see your green credentials vanish into thin air. Simon Tappenden, director at Ovation Commercial Services, has some tips for an environmentally friendly patio or deck. Being a green hotelier is often easier to achieve indoors than out, […]

Whitbread commits to 100% renewable energy

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company, has switched its entire energy demand to renewable sources. The company which is a member of the International Tourism Partnership and is therefore working with other global hotel companies to improve performance on carbon footprints, has begun powering its entire UK operations from 100% renewable sources. From 1st April […]

Safari lodge’s poverty reduction scheme takes silver at African Responsible Tourism Awards

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge took the Silver in the ‘Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction’ category awarded at World Travel Market Africa. The Silver Award was in recognition of Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge’s key role together with its partners, International Labour Organisation, Africa Pro-Poor Tourism Development Centre, and Tech for Trade that has given a new […]

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy?

We interviewed Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, to learn more about global renewable energy solutions. GH: What do you see in particular is the challenge for hotel groups, which may have properties all over the world, in switching to 100% renewable? Stein: Almost all hotels focus their environmental efforts […]

Eco Resort Misool wins Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award

Proving once again that hotels can be responsible businesses acting as a force for good in their communities, Misool Eco Resort has been named the winner of the WTTC 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. Awards are presented in five […]

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 […]

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