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ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

Last week the Department of Environmental Protection honoured participants in New York City’s Hotel Water Conservation Challenge. Top performing hotels reduced their water consumption by more than 11 million gallons last year. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on honoured eleven of the city’s premier hotels for their participation in New […]

ITP members in World Water Week

The 24th annual World Water Week has been taking place in Stockholm this week and ITP members have been doing their bit to reduce their environmental impacts. Global leaders have gathered in Stockholm and are urging energy and water communities to work together to battle some of our global challenges; providing clean drinking water and […]

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Today over one billion people don’t have access to clean and safe water. Continuing our Talking Point on Water, Karena Albers, Founder of Whole World Water, argues a united Hospitality and Tourism Industry can help eradicate this issue. But what are you doing? We are at the dawn of a new […]

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Water as a resource is increasingly under stress. In the not too distant future it will become a contested resource; a source of conflict. We need to act now. But in today’s Talking Point blog Dr Susanne Becken – Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Griffith University asks, is it about technology or […]

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force

ITP member Carlson Rezidor has created a Water Task Force to help minimise water use across the group. In  March, the Hotel Group in partnership with GROHE convened a one-day workshop at the GROHE headquarters in Düsseldorf, bringing together for the first time partners from hospitality, sanitary fittings, technical systems, architecture and building design to […]

London’s Largest Living Wall

We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at a premium, many householders have converted their front gardens into driveways or extensions and this, along with the general urbanisation of green spaces, has contributed to flooding from storm waters, and increased pollution of rivers and waterways. Many concerned property […]

On World Tourism Day, ITP and Green Hotelier join the call to safeguard water

It’s World Tourism Day 2013 and the theme for this year’s celebrations is Tourism and Water. Earlier this month in World Water Week the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) published a startling report into the global Water Risk Assessment which highlighted some regions where water scarcity could soon become an issue. Now, joining with UN Secretary-General […]

Whitbread claims hospitality first

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has become the first hospitality company to be awarded The Carbon Trust Water Standard. The company which is home to Premier Inn, the cafe chain Costa and several restaurant chains including Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, is one of only eight companies in the world to achieve the […]

In World Water Week ITP publishes its global Water Risk Assessment report

With World Water Week well under way, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) hopes to contribute knowledge and prompt debate with the publication of a new report. With a focus on the hotel industry, the report details water risk issues in key development areas – Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Shanghai, India’s Golden Triangle and Dubai. […]