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 on sustainability in the hospitality industry, and how hotel operators can make the case for green buildings with owners and investors. Green Hotelier: GreenPlace Assets advises investors, owners, developers and operators on sustainability in their investments. Do you feel like […]

Urgent and collaborative response needed to tackle modern slavery

Shiva Foundation has launched a report calling for immediate and coordinated action to address modern slavery in the hotel and hospitality sectors, following wide-ranging insights from across the industry. The report was unveiled today at ‘Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery’, an event co-hosted with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against […]

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have less impact on the environment. Indian and Canadian duo, Manoj Gour and Jazzmine Lawton Raine, have joined forces to create Hara House, promoting responsible consumption, sustainable travel, social good and the future of the hospitality and tourism industry in North […]

Talking Point: Why is it important for housekeeping to clean green?

Housekeeping is at the frontline of any hotel business, both in terms of their contact with guests and their presentation of rooms for guest appreciation. But their role in creating a sustainable hotel is often overlooked, but critical. In this Talking Point we look at how staff can be trained to help boost a hotel’s […]

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals

PATA (the Pacific Asia Travel Association) has developed a free toolkit to help hotels reduce their food waste and work together to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The group has identified food waste as a key concern for hotels and a contributor to climate change and has shared the toolkit via its BUFFET […]

Talking Point: bringing the right partner to your sustainable bed

  You can’t have a hotel without beds, and beds need to be kept in good condition which means a fairly regular cycle on updating mattresses. But these vital components are hard to dispose of responsibly for a hotelier that wants to be sustainable. Today’s Talking Point takes tips from The Furniture Recycling Group, a […]

British PM: no room for complacency on modern slavery within supply chains

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, addressed dignitaries at The World Economic Forum at Davos in January stating, “Companies simply cannot stand by while their platforms are used to facilitate child abuse, modern slavery or the spreading of terrorist and extremist content”. Speaking on wider issues of economic importance, the PM highlighted corporate social responsibility amongst […]

Dusit Thani partnership for sustainable farming

A Maldivian resort has partnered with a food waste solution to bring sustainable farming to the area.   Dusit Thani Maldives has added a state-of-the-art composting machine on the island that is both contributing further to the environmental protection of Mudhdhoo Island, as well as advancing towards sustainable farming.   Built by Compostech and certified […]

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