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Employ to include, a perfect New Year’s resolution!

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Employment Opportunities and Work Inclusion. Every month this year, Green Hotelier will be hosting a monthly Talking Point. We want to focus on one key issue that affects sustainability in the hospitality industry and get people talking, debating and sharing their ideas. This month our issue is employment opportunities and work […]

ITP Members at Davos: “We will help reshape the world”

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Employment Opportunities and Work Inclusion. International Tourism Partnership (ITP) members Hilton Worldwide and Marriott have pledged to help ‘reshape the world’ with more inclusive employment opportunities for young people. Lack of information, misjudgement and preconception are the biggest barriers preventing young people from connecting to careers. Meeting at the World Economic […]

ITP Members recognised as Best Place to Work for LGBT employees

On Human Rights Day the Human Rights Campaign Foundation published their annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2014 which rates American workplaces for their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality. Opening the report, Chad Griffin, President of the Foundation says, “In what was an historic year of progress for the equal rights of lesbian, gay, […]

Carlson Rezidor promotes YCI and responsible business initiatives on CNBC’s It’s Africa’s Time

International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) in Addis Ababa has had some primetime promotion thanks to Carlson Rezidor. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, ranked for four consecutive years on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical companies list, took a starring role in a recent episode of  It’s Africa’s Time; a show which airs on CNBC Africa […]

InterContinental Hanoi Launches Youth Career Initiative Programme

The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake underlined their commitment to young people and the local community with the launch of their Youth Career Initiative (YCI) programme. The hotel is one of three official participating hotels in Vietnam to run the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) program in 2013. Speaking at the launch General Manager, Mr. Adam McDonald said […]

YCI Opportunities Hit the Headlines on Ethiopian Radio

by Emili Budell The ITP’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) celebrated the graduation of 14 young people from their Ethiopian country programme based in Addis Ababa on 10th August. Championed by the Sheraton Addis Ababa since 2004, in nine years the initiative has seen 43 young people trained and graduate from the Sheraton. This is the […]

YCI expands work in reintegration of survivors of human trafficking

This summer, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) will be holding two human trafficking awareness workshops for hotel staff working directly with survivors in Mexico and Vietnam. This is the third consecutive year in which YCI proactively assists the reintegration of former victims of trafficking. The global figure of human trafficking is currently estimated to be […]

Hilton Opera Hanoi and the Youth Career Initiative

For our latest Know How Guide on Awareness of Human Trafficking, we spoke with Mr. Peter Simson, the Cluster General Manager of Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi to find out about their involvement with the Youth Career Initiative’s work with human trafficking victims In 2012 – 2013 the Youth Career Initiative programme that […]

Community targeted recruitment in India’s hotel sector

New research by the City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development looks at how Indian hotels can improve recruitment and training to help marginalised individuals from local communities access employment.  The report case-studied four hotels in Southern India that employ individuals from under-represented groups (such as local and marginalised communities) through unique recruitment and training […]