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ITP welcomes new member The Soneva Group

At their Governing Council meeting in Berlin on 5th March 2014, the International Tourism Partnership was pleased to welcome its newest member – The Soneva Group. Based in the Maldives and Thailand, Soneva began life in 1995 when Eva and Sonu Shivdasani built Soneva Fushi – as well as their home – on the deserted […]

LUX* Resorts Adopt HCMI

LUX Resorts has adopted the International Tourism Partnership’s Hotel Carbon Management Initiative (HCMI) protocol as an integral part of their Carbon Measurement and Mitigation strategy. For LUX Resorts – a collection of premium resorts on islands across the Indian Ocean – sustainability is top of their agenda. A comprehensive environmental policy governs their green commitment. […]

25 Years of Sustainability in India with ITC Hotels

ITC Hotels in India have been practicing sustainability since 1988. Green Hotelier caught up with Niranjan Khatri, General Manager WelcomEnviron Initiatives, ITC Hotels to discover more about their long history of green initiatives. ITC Hotels in India is a bit of a pioneer when it comes to sustainability. What has influenced this? How has it […]

The Fern reaches new milestone in green loyalty card programme

The Fern Hotels & Resorts in India recently honoured the 1000th member of its new guest reward programme. Mr. Young Wee Lee, a senior manager with Air Products Asia, Singapore is a frequent guest of The Fern’s 5-star Mumbai hotel, Meluha The Fern and enrolled with the Green Cover reward programme recently. “The Fern’s Green […]

Ibis making plans in green ink with Eco-Pen

After they became the first hotel in Singapore to implement PLANET 21, the ibis Singapore on Bencoolen began looking for creative ways to lower their impact on the environment. PLANET 21 is the sustainable development programme of global hotel operator Accor. With PLANET 21, the hotel – along with more than 3,500 Accor hotels worldwide […]

The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake underlined their commitment to young people and the local community with the launch of their Youth Career Initiative (YCI) programme. The hotel is one of three official participating hotels in Vietnam to run the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) program in 2013. Speaking at the launch General Manager, Mr. Adam McDonald said […]

Penang children learn about turtle conservation at Rasa Sayang Resort

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang recently held its first interactive and educational turtle conservation programme for 80 primary school children from SJK (C) Eok Hua and SJK (C) Pai Chai. “Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is pleased to give back to the local community of Batu Feringgi, where we operate, as well as […]

Banyan Tree say Environment and Community Projects are a ‘no brainer’.

 Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam is supporting and celebrating local culture with a range of projects. Laguna Lang Co is Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam, and with a range of carefully researched community and environment projects rolling out over the next few years, the company is working hard to […]

Sustainability at Asia Pacific Tourism Conference

Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference to discuss sustainable development for the betterment of developing tourism destinations Tourists are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. What implications do these trends have on tourism destinations in Asia, parts of which have been notorious for favouring developments over environmental protection? Upcoming destinations need to learn from the lessons of […]