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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 […]

Work inclusion means challenging employers’ perspectives

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Employment Opportunities and Work Inclusion. Continuing this month’s Talking Point, we approached a charity that knows all about finding employment within hospitality settings for some of the hardest people to employ. By Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity. The Clink Charity, whilst providing training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders […]

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 […]