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Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda

Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda

As the WTTC launches the Tourism for Tomorrow awards, those in the industry are told it’s up to them to drive the sustainability agenda. The 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards programme launched yesterday and calls for applications from all travel and tourism companies who are setting the sustainability benchmark in their field. Announcing the launch, […]

California dreaming of money-saving solar

A California hotel is looking forward to savings of 44% on its energy bills thanks to a new solar installation. The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport, a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels, in Bakersfield California has added a 102 kilowatt solar array to its carport, and in the process anticipates the installation will offset 44 per cent of […]

First Energy Saving Week for tourism is underway

In partnership with Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for accommodation providers, npower’s first-ever Energy Saving Week for the tourism industry will provide advice and tips on how business can better manage their energy, to help increase revenue and profitability. Representing the fourth largest industry in Britain, the annual energy costs for the hospitality sector […]

First ‘fish friendly’ river turbine is installed in UK hotel

Hallidays Hydropower is currently installing an ‘Archimedes Screw’ at the Old Swan & Minster Mill and will have the giant turbine operating and producing energy from the river by October. The Old Swan & Minster Mill will be the first hotel in the country to have the “fish friendly” technology, which has been selected for its low […]

IHG Academy students graduate in New Dehli

InterContinental Hotels Group, today announced the graduation of the inaugural class of the IHG Academy hospitality training programme with IL&FS Skills. The three-month programme in New Delhi saw eight participants graduate and full-time employment opportunities offered to five students at IHG hotels across India. IHG Academy is a global collaboration between IHG and local education […]

Whitbread upskills 200 unemployed young people

Whitbread is the UK’s largest hospitality company serving more than 22 million customers every month. Investing in skills is very much part of Whitbread’s CSR and broader business model. As part of this strategy, the company has been working with The Prince’s Trust since 2010. To date, the joint ‘Get Into Hospitality’programme has equipped almost […]

Marriott International releases 2014 sustainability report

ITP member company Marriott International has released its 2014 Sustainability Report and revealed the progress they’ve made towards their 2020 goals. Breaking the report down into ten separate issues-based reports, the company details its progress against a 2007 baseline, toward their key environmental goals of a 20 per cent reduction in energy and water intensity […]

As more people collect reward points from their hotel stays, new ways to spend them can see guests helping society and the environment. In July, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced new research that showed 59% of UK travellers are increasingly turning to loyalty programmes to help fund their holidays, and one in three (33%) are […]

Talking Point: Job opportunities for young people

For this Talking Point Green Hotelier spoke to Geoffrey Breeze, who as Marketing Director of WTTC and having worked for Hilton has an excellent overview of the industry, and Martin Edwards, who has climbed his way up from waiter to become General Manager at Adnams Hotels. In 2013 WTTC released the report Undergraduate Perceptions of a Career in Travel & […]

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