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Talking Point: Sustainability by design – can we be aesthetic and eco-friendly?

Talking Point: Sustainability by design – can we be aesthetic and eco-friendly?

A lot of a hotel’s sustainability challenges are now being addressed at the design stage. Whether that’s designing a water efficient hotel before construction, or re-thinking popular room items to be eco-friendly. In this Talking Point Jonathan Smith, product marketing manager flame technology, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation looks at how design has an important […]

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

With social consciousness bang at the top of the news agenda, reducing waste and adopting environmentally friendly practices has never been more important. But with Christmas just around the corner – and one of the busiest times of year for hotels – extra customers bring additional food and other waste, meaning hotels must work harder […]

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

  Urban water security is increasingly salient for communities around the world as climate change continues to exacerbate many water-related challenges. Hotelier Grant Behnke shares his thoughts on how hotels can play a role in overcoming them. Hotel industry engagement can be an important piece of the solution, and by doing their part, hoteliers can […]

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP member companies are performing well on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Whitbread has boosted its ranking this year, making it the highest ranked UK business in its sector. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is the leading global index that evaluates the sustainability performance of over 2,000 companies worldwide. Whitbread has been placed in the DJSI World Index for three years, […]

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Hoteliers who are keen to understand the return on investment of green initiatives can attend a free webinar on EDGE next week. Attendees of the EDGE Discovery Workshop webinar will learn more about the free EDGE software and the benefits of EDGE certification for the hotel industry.  An innovation of IFC – a member of the […]

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is joining the fight against single use plastics with an announcement today announced that they will remove plastic straws from every IHG hotel by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The move consolidates the hotel group’s earlier action which saw plastic straws already removed […]

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Continuing their drive to be the hotel sector’s leaders on social and environmental actions, Hilton announced their commitment to five key issues in Africa. Speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Chris Nassetta Hilton’s President and CEO said, “Hilton is committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact in every community where […]

Hyatt pledges to hire 10,000 disadvantaged young people in hotels around the world

Hyatt Hotels have committed to support more young people to access hospitality skills and opportunities at their hotels. The company announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global programme designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to […]

New ITP report names Bali as highest risk tourist destination for water scarcity

A new report from the International Tourism Partnership lists the top twelve priority tourism destinations with the highest water risk. The Destination Water Risk Index aims to provide the hotel sector and wider tourism industry and stakeholders with cutting-edge intelligence on water risk by priority tourism destinations. Bali tops the list which includes destinations in […]

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