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Premier Inn supports Rainbow Laces campaign

  Continuing their commitment to diversity in both the workplace and the welcome extended to guests, Premier Inn rebranded themselves this month in support of the Rainbow Laces campaign. Recognised as the UK’s best-loved hotel chain, Premier Inn rebranded themselves as Premier Out on 8th September, as one of a number of well-known brands supporting […]

Whitbread upskills 200 unemployed young people

Whitbread is the UK’s largest hospitality company serving more than 22 million customers every month. Investing in skills is very much part of Whitbread’s CSR and broader business model. As part of this strategy, the company has been working with The Prince’s Trust since 2010. To date, the joint ‘Get Into Hospitality’programme has equipped almost […]

Talking Point: Why investing in young people is a win-win

Emili Budell from the International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative tells us why working with young people, and providing them with employment opportunities, will benefit everyone involved. Today is International Youth Day, with this year’s focus on mental health. The causes for mental health issues are varied and complex. One factor that can play an […]

Carlson Rezidor sponsors G(irls)20 campaign

ITP member Carlson Rezidor has announced its sponsorship of the new G(irls)20 Father’s Day campaign “Father’s Empowering Daughters” featuring, among others, Richard Branson, Chelsea Clinton and President & CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group, Wolfgang M. Neumann. G(irls)20 is the global social-profit organisation that aims to cultivate a new generation of female leaders. The campaign […]

Hilton Worldwide promoting hospitality careers to young people

  In a bid to address the on-going issue of global rising youth unemployment, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the world have been working hard in May to promote the wide range of career opportunities available within the dynamic hospitality industry to young people. Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month is Hilton Worldwide’s […]

Youth Career Initiative boost from BHN and HOLA

The International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative programme (YCI) has been given a great boost from funding partners Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference. BHN and HOLA have committed to support the YCI programme via an annual donation for three years. The money will help provide more opportunities for young […]

Dine and Donate with Marriott to help youth unemployment

Throughout May visitors to Marriott hotels in Europe can help tackle the issue of youth unemployment, simply by ordering dinner. All through May, participating Marriott-branded hotels in Europe will donate £1 or €1 (or equivalent) for every lunch and dinner served at participating hotels as part of a Europe-wide ‘You Eat, We Give’ campaign. The promotion is […]

Youth Career Initiative Inspires Change for Young Women

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Diversity and Responsible Businesses. Continuing our Talking Point theme asking how can the tourism industry be more responsible and encourage greater diversity, our next guest post comes from ITP’s Emili Budell. She says women need support to create strong careers in the industry. In a 2013 report on women and employment in […]

Providing employment opportunities for young people in Costa Rica

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Employment Opportunities and Work Inclusion. Concluding our series of Talking Point features on employment opportunities and work inclusion this month, today we’re highlighting the many positive outcomes of the International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative. For some young people around the world, employment can seem like an unattainable dream. You could be […]