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Ian Carter

Ian Carter

Ian Carter was appointed president of global operations for Hilton Worldwide in early 2008, having previously held the position of chief executive of Hilton International for three years. Prior to joining Hilton, he was an officer and president of Black & Decker Corporation, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Montenegro: the sustainable way

One of Europe’s fastest growing tourist destinations, Montenegro understands that development must be ecologically and socially sustainable for the country’s long-term economic prosperity Covering just 13,812sq km, Montenegro is endowed with natural beauty and high biodiversity along its 300km Adriatic coastline and across its ever-changing interior. A commitment to the conservation of such rich natural […]

Engaging Employees

Getting started: Why engage your employees? According to a recent survey from Brighter Planet, which works with organisations to help reduce their carbon footprint, 86% of respondents said they were not engaged by their employers on sustainability, even though the same number said it was promoted by their organisation. So how do businesses bridge the […]

Do customers care

In recessionary times, is there enough customer demand to make green initiatives sustainable? Andrew Donoghue searches for some answers

Growing our green leaders

Given that business success is increasingly going to require the hotel industry to operate responsibly, experts agree that the hospitality leaders of tomorrow will need a different skill-set to their predecessors.

The Great Barrier Reef: working together to keep it great

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia was the first reef to be recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world While coral reefs generally are very sensitive to climate change, the Great Barrier Reef is extremely resilient due to its size, diversity and charismatic […]

Looking back at Vancouver and forward to London

Since 1994, sustainability has been the “third pillar”—alongside sport and culture—of the Olympic movement VANOC, organisers of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, went all-out to stage “the greenest games ever”, its mission was to leave no negative impact on the environment. For the 2012 games, London is going a step further, vowing to positively enhance the […]

Cape Town: A tale of two cities

Cape Town appears to have it all A beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant city set at the foot of magnificent Table Mountain and hugging the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, it has spectacular beaches, world-class restaurants, award-winning vineyards and unique flora and fauna. No wonder it attracts 3.5 million tourists annually and is South Africa’s most […]

Water: The looming crisis

The looming water crisis, believe the experts, is the result of a growing global population and expanding economies placing bigger demands on already depleted water supplies

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