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New agreement to boost youth employment in hotels

A new global partnership aims to help more disadvantaged young people around the world gain skills in hospitality, leading to secure employment. The agreement between ITP’s Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. YCI (the […]

Lemon Tree showcase inclusive employment

The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Belize)will be announced during World Travel Market in a few weeks. One of the finalists in the category Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment is Lemon Tree Hotels which makes a point of being a truly inclusive employer with roles for staff with a range of […]

Call for hotels to respect employees’ human rights

A report has said that hotels in London need to do more to protect employees’ basic human rights. The report by the UK’s largest trade union – Unite – has called for all London hotels to adopt a set of city-wide principles which will respect the right of employees to join a union, ensure the […]

Hilton reinforces commitment to opportunities for young people

Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24 to […]

Hotels can act to help employees’ mental health

A new report in the UK has highlighted how many employees are hiding mental health issues at work. The Mental Health at Work report released by the charity Business in the Community shares findings from a national survey of nearly 20,000 people in work across the UK. More than three quarters (77%) of employees have […]

Carlson Rezidor asks young stakeholders for INNovative ideas

Park Inn by Radisson held a unique event in September inviting young people to share their ideas to improve guest experiences. Bringing together nine leading hotel management schools to Manchester, England, the event launched an international campaign from Park Inn® by Radisson that aims to drive innovation around the company’s guest experience whilst supporting ITP’s […]

Marriott’s youth commitment supports sustainable destinations

Marriott International is one of many hotel groups which understand the best way to positively impact a destination is to invest in its young people. Having promised in 2015 to create 20,000 training opportunities for young people by 2020, Marriott has revealed that it has reached 40% of its target in just 12 months. The […]

Volunteering brings benefits for all

Around the world thousands of employees are participating in the global Give & Gain Day. Give & Gain Day is a global celebration of volunteering during work time, involving approximately 15000 volunteers worldwide. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the power of volunteering by engaging thousands of people to take part. Approximately 15,000 business […]

Human Rights in Tourism event at ITB

Michelle Naggar, Starwood Vice President of Social Responsibility is taking part in an important human rights event at ITB Berlin. The event called How to Start Human Rights Due Diligence in Practice? Impact assessments as a component in human rights strategies is taking place on Thursday, 10th March 2016, 12-1 pm, Hall 4.1, on the […]