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Know How Guide to Human Trafficking updated for 2016

To mark Anti-Slavery Day, ITP and Green Hotelier has released an updated version of the Know How Guide to Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry. The Know How Guide is one of our series of free resources for hoteliers which help them to be more sustainable, responsible businesses. Originally released in 2013, the Know How […]

Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24 to […]

Hotels can act to help employees’ mental health

A new report in the UK has highlighted how many employees are hiding mental health issues at work. The Mental Health at Work report released by the charity Business in the Community shares findings from a national survey of nearly 20,000 people in work across the UK. More than three quarters (77%) of employees have […]

Talking Point: Tackling modern slavery in the hotel industry

Modern slavery is a serious but often unreported issue for the hotel industry. Rishi Sachdev, Co-Founder of Shiva Foundation and Director of Shiva Hotels, outlines his plan to help create an industry-wide model to tackle modern slavery – starting with an Anti-Trafficking Charter currently being piloted at one of Shiva’s London hotels. Across our industry, […]

Wyndham sustainability programmes help plant one million trees

Wyndham Worldwide held a special event to plant their one millionth tree as part of their ongoing sustainability programmes. The company marked five years of sustainability action with a milestone tree planting ceremony through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. In an outdoor ceremony with Wyndham Worldwide executives, and partners from the Arbor Day […]

Talking Point: Hotels should see their disabled guests as stakeholders

Continuing our theme examining the role of stakeholders in improving hotels’ performance as responsible businesses, and with a nod to the theme this week for World Tourism Day of equality of access for people with disabilities, Fiona Jarvis, Founder of Blue Badge Style explain how hotels can work with their disabled guests (and staff) to […]

Accor named Eco Group of the Year

AccorHotels was named Eco Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016. The awards which took place this week are considered prestigious in the UK hospitality industry and draw on the knowledge and expertise of AA members and professionals involved in the judging process. AccorHotels’ commitment to sustainable development dates back many years, […]

Marriott first in Brazil for carbon reduction

Local government stakeholders may have a reputation of making life difficult for developers, but Marriott found partnering with local government can create a force for positive change. History was made in Brazil last month when the State Secretary of Environment for Amazonas (SEMA), on behalf of the State Government of Amazonas, and the Amazonas Sustainable […]

Introducing HWMI – free webinar

The International Tourism Partnership worked with 18 global hotel groups to address stakeholders’ concerns about water, and through collaborative action and with the help of KPMG developed HWMI – the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative. HWMI is the hotel industry’s first standardised measurement and tool for water sources and uses, allowing hotels of any size anywhere […]