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Chiva Som: focused on well-being for guests & environment

Chiva Som is a wellness resort in Hua Hin on the gulf of Thailand. With a commitment to health and wellbeing they like to become a ‘Haven of Life’ for guests, but their commitment also extends to the health of the environment and community in which they operate. Sustainable Development Manager Brian Anderson explains more. […]

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

Whitbread is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint in hotels and restaurants using voltage optimisation in over 400 locations. As part of the company’s corporate responsibility programme “Good Together”, Whitbread – with a range of brands including Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater – is committed to saving energy and reducing carbon emissions across the property […]

Hotels shortlisted for Sustainable Restaurant Awards

  A number of responsible hotels have reached the shortlists for the 2015 Sustainable Restaurant Awards. The awards (sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions) recognise the achievements of the very best sustainable food service businesses in the UK and globally, based – and assessed – on the three pillars of sustainability; Sourcing, Society and Environment. The […]

ITP reflects on trip to India for the Hotel Investment Forum

International Tourism Partnership Director, Stephen Farrant, recently visited India to take part in the Hotel Investment Forum India conference and feeds back on the experience just in time for this month’s destination focus. During the week when the world’s most powerful leaders met in Davos to discuss – among other things – global inequality, I had the […]

Peninsula Tokyo recognised for its sustainable business practices

The Peninsula Tokyo, part of International Tourism Partnership member Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, has become Japan’s first luxury hotel to receive EarthCheck Silver Certified status On January 8, 2015, The Peninsula Tokyo continued its position as Japan’s leading hotel in sustainable luxury by attaining internationally recognised EarthCheck Silver Certified status for its management systems […]

Talking Point: Child protection and the role of hotels

In connection with our South East Asia theme in January, Responsible Travel tell us about the role of hotels when it comes to child protection in tourism, with a focus on Cambodia.     Child protection continues to be a major theme across the tourism industry. In 2013 the World Responsible Tourism Awards introduced a ‘Best for Child Protection’ […]

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