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Global green hotels awards round-up

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 […]

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 […]

Lemon Tree showcase inclusive employment

The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Belize)will be announced during World Travel Market in a few weeks. One of the finalists in the category Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment is Lemon Tree Hotels which makes a point of being a truly inclusive employer with roles for staff with a range of […]

Call for hotels to respect employees’ human rights

A report has said that hotels in London need to do more to protect employees’ basic human rights. The report by the UK’s largest trade union – Unite – has called for all London hotels to adopt a set of city-wide principles which will respect the right of employees to join a union, ensure the […]

Hilton reinforces commitment to opportunities for young people

Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24 to […]

Hotels can act to help employees’ mental health

A new report in the UK has highlighted how many employees are hiding mental health issues at work. The Mental Health at Work report released by the charity Business in the Community shares findings from a national survey of nearly 20,000 people in work across the UK. More than three quarters (77%) of employees have […]

Carlson Rezidor asks young stakeholders for INNovative ideas

Park Inn by Radisson held a unique event in September inviting young people to share their ideas to improve guest experiences. Bringing together nine leading hotel management schools to Manchester, England, the event launched an international campaign from Park Inn® by Radisson that aims to drive innovation around the company’s guest experience whilst supporting ITP’s […]

Leading hotels collaborate to drive water stewardship

ITP launched the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative – HWMI – during World Water Week 2016 and took part in a SIWI Sofa interview to discuss why the tool is so important. ITP Director Fran Hughes joined Carlson Rezidor CEO Wolfgang M Neumann and head of the CEO Water Mandate Jason Morrison to discuss why the […]

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