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Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

Launched in 1996, the original publication was in magazine format and sought to spread the word on leading initiatives within the industry whilst also providing practical advice to hoteliers looking to imitate them. The world has changed a lot since then, and so has Green Hotelier. The website form of the publication was refreshed in July 2012, providing anyone interested in sustainability within the hotel industry with easy-to-navigate, comprehensive and fresh information, practical advice and tools.

Whether a hotelier looking to ‘green’ your property, a responsible tourism student, a sustainability commentator or someone simply looking to keep on top of the latest industry news, we hope you find heaps of helpful information and resources.

Commentary, advice and practical solutions can be browsed thematically or by destination. In our resources section you will find know how articles, tools and publication suggestions. For sustainable best practice browse our interviews with industry leaders and hotel property case studies. And finally, industry news and events will help you keep up to date with all the latest developments.

Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company…

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant Some countries, like the UK, face mandatory Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that require action.…

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most…

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets   Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see…

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important - and useful - it…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including…

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company…

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste Hotel guests will be encouraged this year to avoid creating plastic waste during their stays.…

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most…

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have…

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company…

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Making the green building business case for hotel owners Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture…

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways…

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels A new partnership between Carlson Rezidor and IFC aims to design and build greener hotels…

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company…

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most…

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps…

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes…