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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 […]

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making. This is of particular interest to hotels seeking to develop in water scarce destinations. The Monetizer now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to […]

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking water and water scarcity in many parts of the world, One Water challenged a number of people to manage a whole day of water use on just five litres. In this blog Andrew Selley, Chief Executive of Bidfood (previously Bidvest […]

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their wastewater can help save them money as well as protect this precious resource. In 1993, the United Nations officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. With over 663 million people living without fresh water supply close to their homes, […]

IHG unveil new programme to encourage women as leaders

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has launched RISE – a programme to inspire and mentor women into leadership positions. Earlier this month around International Women’s Day we examined how it can be harder for women to attain senior positions in the hospitality sector. RISE aims to address this. The programme hopes to inspire female leaders […]

What’s the hotel industry really like for young people?

What’s it like to be a young person who found their feet thanks to the hospitality industry? We know that hotels all around the world can help young people find jobs, a stable life and income, an escape from poverty and a boost to their self esteem, that’s why ITP created the Youth Career Initiative. […]

Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

In this feisty Talking Point blog, D. Michael Shafer, Harvard PhD plus Founder and Director of the Warm Heart Foundation asks why aren’t hotels doing more to stop climate change. Never considered the possibility that your hotel could help save the earth? As the hospitality industry becomes a larger part of the global economy, it […]

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