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Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference, Barcelona, 1-4 October 2013

Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference, Barcelona, 1-4 October 2013

From 1st to 4th October the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will bring together over 300 professionals from international and intergovernmental organisations and national governments, as well as representatives of tourism and travel companies, to debate the challenges facing destinations seeking to achieve sustainable tourism This is the first time this unique […]

ITP and Greenview call for your participation in global supply chain survey

The International Tourism Partnership and Greenview seek hoteliers’ views and perspectives on sustainable supply chain management. Earlier this year, ITP’s supply chain working group performed a high level risk mapping exercise of the supply chain in order to inform the future direction of the group’s activities. Weighting various criteria of spend, risk, impact and the […]

WTTC launches 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – Global “Call for Entries” Announced

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is inviting tourism businesses, organisations, and destinations worldwide to apply for its prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Each year, the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards recognise global leadership in sustainable tourism best practices. Due to its rigorous three-step judging process involving 22 independent expert judges from all around the […]

Siemens tells us about how luxury and integrated technology go hand in hand

Hoteliers throughout the world are facing the need to reconcile short-term investments in infrastructure and new technologies with the long-term business goals of profitability, sustainability and investor value creation. India is emerging as one of the leading travel destinations, with the World Travel Organization forecasting increases in tourism year on year of almost 9 percent, […]

IHG launches fund to generate positive community and environmental solutions

IHG today launches the IHG Corporate Responsibility (CR) Innovation Fund, an initiative that aims to identify and invest in partners innovating environmental and societal solutions that might positively impact the hotel industry. IHG is committed to improving the environmental sustainability of its operations around the world and having a positive impact on the local community, […]

Starwood executives take on Tour de France route

Starwood Hotels & Resorts CEO, Frits van Paasschen, together with 25 other Starwood executives and associates, have participated in the company’s fifth annual Road to Awareness bike ride challenge. The cyclists started the rigorous four-day bike ride in Chamonix on 17th August and travelled to Monte Carlo across some of the most challenging, high-altitude climbs […]

How to successfully combine luxury and sustainability in a boutique hotel

Emma Stratton, a director of Cornwall’s Scarlet Hotel, explains how the property has been conceived, built and operated to combine luxury with environmental responsibility.

Leading hospitality and food service companies sign up to waste agreement

WRAP today announces that 73 leading UK hotels, pubs, restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSRs), contract caterers, industry bodies and government departments have signed up to the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement. Compass, Domino’s Pizza, Greene King, Greggs, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd, Unilever Food Solutions, amongst major players signed up from across the UK UK businesses could […]