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Twitter Q&A on sustainability in destinations

We’ve been so inundated with stories about sustainable destinations this month that next year we will be running a specific destination theme each month. For now though, we hope to see lots of you taking part in our ‘Sustainability in Destinations’ Twitter Q&A at the end of this month. From Haiti to the Isle of Wight, […]

 To kick start this month’s Talking Point posts, we speak with Emili Budell and Samron Adane from Youth Career Initiative (YCI) about the growth of the programme in Africa. The Youth Career Initiative is continually building its presence across the African continent with programmes in Ethiopia, Egypt and (most recently) Senegal. Preparations to launch YCI […]

Hyatt House helps guests engage with the local neighbourhood

In September, on National Good Neighbour Day, Hyatt House introduced a new campaign featuring Neighbourhood Guides Hyatt House, the extended stay hotel brand, is bringing the neighborhood a little closer with a new program and offerings designed to help guests feel more like ‘residents’ so they feel part of the local neighborhood from the moment they arrive. […]

Madinat Jumeirah gains Green Globe Certification

  Madinat Jumeirah becomes world’s first mixed-use hospitality destination to gain renowned Green Globe Certification Madinat Jumeirah, the luxurious Arabian resort of Dubai, has become the world’s first mixed-use hospitality destination to gain the internationally renowned Green Globe certification. Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr, Dar Al Masyaf, the conference centre and souk have all been recognised […]

A new eco member for Peninsula Tokyo’s fleet

The Peninsula Tokyo has become the first hotel in Japan to add a customised all-electric vehicle with zero tailpipe emissions in Japan From November 1, 2014, The Peninsula Tokyo will welcome the ninth addition to its customized car fleet, a Tesla Model S. Available to registered guests for hired chauffeured service, the full-size, all-electric luxury […]

Jumeirah Group releases ten turtles to coincide with World Economic Forum

Last week Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of the International Tourism Partnership, marked the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) with a release of ten turtles at Madinat Jumeirah. One 70kg loggerhead and four young hawksbill turtles were released with satellite tags in addition to two green turtles and […]

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel named Green Hotel of the Year

The European Hospitality Awards were held in London last Friday 7th of November, and former Green Hotelier best practice case study Inspira Santa Marta Hotel was named the Green Hotel of the Year. Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon picked up the award for a wide range of efforts intended to do more than improve […]

Starwood brand W Hotels fights for LGBT equality in all 50 US states

W Hotels Worldwide, one of the brands of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Jennifer Hudson to fight for full LGBT equality across all 50 states of the USA. HRC is the largest civil rights organisation working to achieve nationwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality […]

Carlson Rezidor holds 11th successful Responsible Business Action Month

In September Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group held its 11th Responsible Business Action Month during which the group’s hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa raised over €340,000. Collectively, hotels and employees organised more than 700 activities and donated over €340,000 for World Childhood Foundation and a range of local charities. World Childhood Foundation is […]

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