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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

The Sustainable Bathroom

Introduction to more sustainable bathrooms: Bathrooms make up a significant proportion of a hotel’s total water and energy consumption. According to the American Water Works Association, for example, a US hotel’s average water consumption is between 382 to 787 litres (84 to 173 UK gallons) per room per day, significantly more than the average US household daily use of 315 litres (69 gallons) a day.

Engaging Employees

Getting started: Why engage your employees? According to a recent survey from Brighter Planet, which works with organisations to help reduce their carbon footprint, 86% of respondents said they were not engaged by their employers on sustainability, even though the same number said it was promoted by their organisation. So how do businesses bridge the […]

Water: The looming crisis

The looming water crisis, believe the experts, is the result of a growing global population and expanding economies placing bigger demands on already depleted water supplies