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Sri Lanka’s award winning hotelier talks sustainable business

In April Merrill J Fernando, founder of Dilmah Tea and Resplendent Ceylon Hotels became the first Sri Lankan Oslo Business for Peace Honouree by the 2015 Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics. The award recognises business owners who, through their own actions and commitments, promote socially responsible and ethical business practices in […]

Greener Meetings in Asia Pacific with Hilton Worldwide’s Clean Air Program

Hilton Worldwide have announced that it will reduce the environmental impact of meetings and events held at more than 90 hotels and resorts in Asia  Pacific through an expanded carbon emissions solution, the Clean Air Program. Meeting planners and delegates can now play their part in reducing carbon emissions and deliver more sustainable experiences to […]

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Arnfinn Oines, Corporate Conscience for Soneva Resorts, talks to us about what he sees as some of the main sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia. What do you do when there are no proper municipal waste facilities or public water available? For Soneva, this was the reality when the company developed its resort Soneva Kiri 7-8 years […]

Talking Point: India and the cotton supply chain

Stephanie McIntosh had a career in supply chain development before founding Fou Furnishings, a certified Fairtrade and organic hotel linens supplier, and she published a thesis on developing organic cotton supply chains. Here she explains why it’s important for hoteliers to consider the people within their supply chains. Cotton is a commodity which hotels procure […]

India: Sustainable tourism in Alleppey

A boom in tourism across India needs to be carefully managed, as Kerala and the Alleppey backwaters have shown. The Indian economy is currently judged to be growing at a faster rate than China’s. According to the Office of National Statistics, it is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. Growing alongside it […]

Green destinations: Singapore

This skyscraper filled city is not the first place you would think of when it comes to sustainable destinations. But watching young, fast-moving cities turn to the sustainable agenda is both important and pleasing, even if there’s a long road ahead. Some of Singapore’s biggest hotels have very high standards when it comes to sustainability. […]

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. […]

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’ […]

Song Saa: Private island with philanthropic core

Winning numerous sustainability awards, Song Saa in Cambodia is exemplar of how to create a truly sustainable island resort in South East Asia. We recently spoke with Wayne McCallum and Ben Thorne from the Song Saa Foundation to find out how they have done it… When did the island’s green initiatives start? At the heart of our […]