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IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is marking SIWI World Water Week with updates on its water stewardship programme. The global hotel group has released details of the progress made with its water stewardship programme, as well as a number of other water-related initiatives it has been involved in. In partnership with global water-use experts, Water Footprint […]

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

ITP (International Tourism Partnership) has announced a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, with the launch of the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI). Eighteen global hotel groups including Accor, Carlson Rezidor, Diamond Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, the Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Las […]

Free webinars show how to use industry’s first standard water measurement tool

On 30th August, ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) is launching the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI), the first standardised methodology to measure and report on water use specifically for hotel stays and meetings. HWMI represents a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, and 18 global hotel groups have worked together to […]

Talking Point: Rio isn’t winning on water

Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this vibrant Latin American city, but it’s obscuring a big water problem and hotels need to play their part, says Flávia Arantes Jensen inventor of Aguawell. Tourism in Rio is event driven. Big annual parties such as Rio’s Carnival and New Year at Copacabana Beach bring in […]

Greywater Harvesting for Hotels

Water stewardship is an extremely important aspect of good environmental practice for hotels. Many use reduced flow and flush in bathrooms, but how many are recycling water? Water re-use is becoming core to many companies’ sustainability efforts and it’s never been more important.  Freshwater withdrawals have increased globally by about 1% per year since the […]

Thai hotels are Kuoni Water Champions

Eleven Kuoni partner hotels have been recognised with the Kuoni Water Champion Award for implementing a sound sustainable water management system. One hotel in Phuket saved 35 trucks delivering fresh water on a monthly basis. Other hotels in Bangkok and Phuket participating in the water programme have saved from 600 to 6000 cubic metres of […]

EarthCheck world first study reveals massive savings for hoteliers managing resources

A report by Professor Susanne Becken released in September for EarthCheck has revealed for the first time the tens of thousands of dollars that hoteliers can save from their annual bottom line if they systematically manage their resource use through measurement and benchmarked improvements. Tracking data over six years, the report reveals that some hotels […]

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week

Members of the International Tourism Partnership are underlining their ongoing commitment to good water stewardship and their work on the HWMI Working Group with further strong actions during World Water Week (23-28 August). Earlier this year Carlson Rezidor announced their partnership with Just a Drop; encouraging guests to forego daily linen changes in exchange for […]

Maldives resort tells guests: Do drink the water

A Maldives-based resort and spa with its own desalination plant is urging guests: ‘do drink the water’. The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is taking steps to develop more responsible tourism and has started producing and bottling its own drinking water on-island. Tucked away in the heart of the resort, the desalination plant is producing […]