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Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath of Vero Water for our latest Talking Point. As the rubbish we create all over the world piles ever higher, the question of how to cut down on waste has become a global issue. Businesses are struggling to create less […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

In our festive Talking Point, Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director of Lightblue Environmental Consulting looks at why tackling food waste is like going to the gym. The importance of minimising food waste is nearly as universally understood as the importance of good health. But in both cases, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re doing a better […]

Hilton takes service to the next level

Hilton Team Members contributed 291,000 volunteer hours during the company’s Global Month of Service. The annual event is part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility programme and this year saw Team Members from 93 countries contribute more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world. Global Month of Service is a […]

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas

A simple initiative for hotels helps guests donate items to the local community. The Giving Bag is a way for guests to signal that the item they left behind is unwanted and can be put to use elsewhere, rather than just an item they missed when packing. Designed by Cornell University graduates Lilia Karimi and […]

New toolkit helps hotels tackle modern slavery

A new guide that helps hotels reduce the risk of modern slavery taking place on their properties has been launched by the University of West London (UWL). The practical toolkit for combating human trafficking was unveiled at a meeting of the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, and the European Hotel Federation […]

Hotels standing up for employees rights

Human Rights Day, 10th December, is encouraging people to stand up for other people’s rights and Marriott hotels have been recognised for doing this for their employees. Earlier this month Marriott International was recognised by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 10 Best Workplaces for Latinos […]

Global hoteliers like being green but not talking about it

Green Lodging News and Greenview have published the results of their first Green Lodging Trends Report. One of the most comprehensive surveys into the responsible and environmentally sustainable behaviour of hotels around the world, the report reveals the results of over 2000 hotels’ responses to more than 100 questions in 11 categories. Comparing responses from […]

Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

In our new Best Practice Case Study, Paul Briggs, Sustainability Manager Schwartz Family Company which owns the Fairmont Resort Leura in Australia’s Blue Mountains describes the efforts the company took to renovate a failing property and create a standout environmental programme. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it […]

Global green hotels awards round-up

This time of year brings awards season so plenty of hotels around the world have been celebrating their recognition for being sustainability and responsible business leaders. Here’s Green Hotelier’s round-up of the winners. Ilunion Hotels win UNWTO Ethics Award The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has awarded Ilunion Hotels with the UNWTO Ethics Award. […]

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