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Customers can gift Christmas back to busy hoteliers

Tens of thousands of workers in the UK hospitality sector will be helping people have a good Christmas. Now customers can nominate them to have their own special Christmas in January. Alternatively, chefs seeking to do more this Christmas can volunteer for Crisis. According to The Trade Union Congress (TUC), there are around 42,000 chefs, […]

ITP and The Mekong Club host hotels modern slavery workshop in Hong Kong

To help the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and Asia better understand the issue of trafficking and what strategies hotels are using to protect their businesses from this threat, the Mekong Club and ITP – the International Tourism Partnership are co-hosting a seminar in Hong Kong. Modern slavery and the hospitality industry: an update will […]

QHotels grows youth mentoring programme

QHotels in the UK is rolling out a new mentoring programme this summer for apprentices and graduates taking their first steps into the hospitality industry. The group already operates a mentoring programme as part of its successful Foundation Degree Management Trainee Programme. This is now being extended to incorporate apprentices and graduates, as well as […]

Shiva Hotels launch action plan to tackle modern slavery

Shiva Hotels is launching industry-leading measures to tackle modern slavery and raise awareness of the issue across its portfolio of hotels. The launch coincides with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July. The new measures will include practical training for more than 400 employees and a consumer-facing campaign for guests in five UK […]

Talking Point: How can hotels work with refugees?

Hotels around the world, but particularly around the Mediterranean have witnessed the refugee crisis that has hit the region for the past few years and is currently increasing again as warmer, calmer seas encourage thousands more to make the perilous journey. Having a seasonal need for staff, hoteliers are keen to try to engage refugees, […]

IHG unveil new programme to encourage women as leaders

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has launched RISE – a programme to inspire and mentor women into leadership positions. Earlier this month around International Women’s Day we examined how it can be harder for women to attain senior positions in the hospitality sector. RISE aims to address this. The programme hopes to inspire female leaders […]

What’s the hotel industry really like for young people?

What’s it like to be a young person who found their feet thanks to the hospitality industry? We know that hotels all around the world can help young people find jobs, a stable life and income, an escape from poverty and a boost to their self esteem, that’s why ITP created the Youth Career Initiative. […]

MGM works to combat human trafficking

MGM China has been working to combat human trafficking. MGM has provided detailed training on the issue to all senior management, provided by the Human Trafficking Deterrent Measures Concern Committee, to understand the important initiatives underway in the Macau community to drive prevention and awareness. Additionally, as frontline employees of any potential case, all security […]

Hotels standing up for employees rights

Human Rights Day, 10th December, is encouraging people to stand up for other people’s rights and Marriott hotels have been recognised for doing this for their employees. Earlier this month Marriott International was recognised by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 10 Best Workplaces for Latinos […]