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Talking Point: Why it pays to think like an island resort

A major barrier to lasting progress when it comes to lowering a hotel’s carbon footprint is overcoming that niggly issue of cultural change throughout the entire property. In this Talking Point, Xenia zu Hohenlohe managing partner of CSR specialists Considerate Hoteliers explains how hotels can overcome this thorny problem. Appointing a green team and establishing […]

IHG colleagues raise thousands for charity foundation

The inaugural annual week of fundraising for the IHG Foundation has successfully raised over $350,000. More than 120,000 IHG colleagues around the world took part in a range of activities to raise money for the Foundation which was launched earlier this year. Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, said, “We are delighted with the success […]

Diamond Resorts: Spanish sustainability

Diamond Resorts have a long history of embracing sustainability at their resorts. We spoke to Jose A. Alonso Caballero, Sustainability Ambassador at Los Amigos Beach Club and Jardines del Sol Resort Manager Jeanette Hansen for their tips and advice. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? […]

Inclusive hotel tops World Responsible Tourism Awards

Lemon Tree Hotels is among the recipients of the World Responsible Tourism Awards for its inclusive employment initiatives targeting people with disabilities. The hotel group in India is joint-overall winner with Tren Ecuador of the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Belize and announced in a special ceremony held during World Responsible Tourism Day […]

Talking Point: In uncertain times the tourism industry can promote peace

This year, the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. President and Founder, Louis D’Amore and Prakash Sikchi, CEO of Inspirock, one of the IIPT’s technical partners and keen supporters, take a look back at the work undertaken by the organisation and its achievements. The IIPT was founded in 1986 […]

A new global partnership aims to help more disadvantaged young people around the world gain skills in hospitality, leading to secure employment. The agreement between ITP’s Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. YCI (the […]

New coalition for Asian green hoteliers launched

A new coalition for sustainable hoteliers in Asia Pacific – Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) – has launched at HICAP 2016. The founding signatories of the HOT initiative will represent the first high profile coalition of hotel owners in Asia committed to a fixed set of sustainable actions, supported by brands, management companies, and industry […]

Lemon Tree showcase inclusive employment

The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Belize)will be announced during World Travel Market in a few weeks. One of the finalists in the category Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment is Lemon Tree Hotels which makes a point of being a truly inclusive employer with roles for staff with a range of […]

Call for hotels to respect employees’ human rights

A report has said that hotels in London need to do more to protect employees’ basic human rights. The report by the UK’s largest trade union – Unite – has called for all London hotels to adopt a set of city-wide principles which will respect the right of employees to join a union, ensure the […]