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What is Community Engagement?

…rts www.starwoodhotels.com Tourism for Tomorrow Awards www.tourismfortomorrow.com Whitbread www.whitbread.co.uk Wyndham Hotels and Resorts www.wyndham.com Youth Career Initiative www.youthcareerinitiative.org Further Reading Community Business www.communitybusiness.org Corporate Community Involvement www.cciguide.com Corporate Community Solutions www.c-csolutions.co.uk The Global Travel & Tourism Partnership www.gttp.org Philanthropy UK…

Preserving the rainforest: Posada Amazonas

…d large rainforest animals that are otherwise sensitive to hunting and impacts on their habitat Studies and surveys done to asses the possible impact of the hotel and trail traffic on sensitive species Higher paying jobs for community members and monies for community projects that improve quality of life, education, and greatly reduce incentives to cut down forest and otherwise harm the surrounding rainforest ecosystem for profit The winning…

Hyatt hotel in Rio opens doors to community before guests

…s too often children are the most vulnerable in our communities and we believe education is so critical to thriving communities. Why is providing career readiness training to youth so important to your hotel and to the local community? Our success should also stimulate growth and success for our local community with job creation and income generation. A strong education is essential for economic growth. It is a strategic investment of our…

Creating a conservancy in Kenya

…of the efforts it has taken for us to set up the conservancy. The proposed conservancy is on Olderikesi community land, which borders the Maasai Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Naikara Community Ranch, Ilkerin Loita, and Siana Community Ranch. This land unit has been, until very recently, under the colonial era ‘trust land’ laws, and was therefore functioning in a ‘tragedy of the commons ‘sort of way in…

UNWTO call for bloggers’ experiences of community projects

…WTO) has announced a blogging competition for World Tourism Day (WTD) focussed on community development programmes. The first ever WTD Blogger competition invites bloggers worldwide to highlight the links between tourism and community development. Tourism and Community Development is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, celebrated every year on 27th September. WTD aims to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value…

Song Saa: Private island with philanthropic core

…Koh Rong Archipelago comes with a tremendous sense of responsibility to ensure that whatever Rory and Melita did had a lasting, positive impact on the surrounding environment and gave opportunities and a future to the local community. Song Saa aims to set a benchmark for others, by showing that property development, environmental conservation and community engagement are not mutually exclusive concepts. Starting with the creation of the Song…

Talking Point: Why engage guests on sustainable travel?

…delivering the supplies to the projects you support. There are web-based NGOs that can further promote your brand and your message to your guests. Pack for a Purpose is one such web-based NGO. Any hotel that is supporting a community project can submit their property, their community project, and the needs list for the project, and we will create a page for them on the website at no charge. Why not find out if you can engage guests in the…

Community targeted recruitment in India’s hotel sector

…ed from accessing employment opportunities. The lesson learned here is that job roles should ideally be communicated via a variety of different channels, to widen the reach to different groups of individuals within the local community. Possibilities include combining the word of mouth approach with outreach programmes to community leaders and their networks, and through local institutions such as schools, local government, women’s groups, and…

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

…ducation programmes, social celebrations, food or equipment support. Promotion of interfaith religious local celebrations with hotel team specific committee. Organization of three blood donations per year with team and local community. Food rescue programme with local NGO “Emmanuel” : Donation to neighbourood poor community of food left over from our restaurants and miscellaneous public events. Invitation of local “heroes”, from MCC…

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