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Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

Green Hotelier takes a look at how hotels can become more efficient in their laundry operations and gets the lowdown on Ozone Laundry systems A hotel’s laundry room is one of the most environmentally impactful areas of its operations.  It is estimated that laundry services in general account for roughly 15-20% of all energy consumption […]

Hotels wanted for Responsible Tourism Awards’ new Water Conservation category

In support of the United Nation’s International Year of Water 2013, the World Responsible Tourism Awards introduce a new category valid for one year only: “Best for Water Conservation” Water conservation is one of this year’s WTM 3 responsible themes, which has long advocated for access to clean and safe water by supporting the charity […]

Freshwater crisis: An infographic

Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it’s poorly managed & faces severe pressure. Water scarcity is a recognised global problem, with demand for water projected to exceed supply by 40% by 2030. By the same year, half the world’s […]

Whole World Water campaign calls on hospitality industry

Whole World Water, a new social enterprise set to launch on World Water Day calls on partners within the hospitality and tourism industry to collectively address access to safe and clean water. Today, 780 million people worldwide are without access to clean and safe drinking water, and an estimated 2.4 billion lack access to basic […]

Green Hotel Shower Solutions

Whilst consumer expectations around luxury bathrooms have changed, so has their environmental awareness Consumer awareness of environmental issues has evolved, leaving hotel owners with a challenge.  How can they offer an unrivalled bathroom experience, whilst reassuring guests that they are sensitive to environmental issues? This is a challenging position, complicated further by the gradually increasing […]

Time to move beyond technical fixes to resolving water challenges in tourism sector

The increasing scarcity of freshwater facing our planet is widely known. Shifting climate patterns, burgeoning populations, urbanisation, and inadequate infrastructure, resources and political will, are all contributing to the complex challenges around sustainable water management. In many destinations, particularly in the global South, the tourism sector is considerably affected by unreliable water supplies.

Advice on tap

South West leisure businesses taking advantage of water efficiency savings Hotels, holiday parks and leisure attractions across the South West are among the region’s businesses celebrating, thanks to Source for Business helping them to save a staggering £1m off their water and sewerage bills last year. Over the last 12 months, Source for Business – […]

Holiday Inn, Plymouth

A visit from Shaun Dodd, a water efficiency auditor from Source for Business to the Plymouth Holiday Inn, in March 2011 was the start of substantial money savings for the hotel As part of the initial inspection, Shaun identified that although the hotel’s plumbing was in good condition across the site, there were a series […]

How Green are your meetings

A survey of international meetings and event buyers published by leading meetings and events exhibition show IMEX in 2009 revealed that 80% of respondents acknowledged taking environmental considerations into account