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Banyan Tree appoint Group Director of Conservation to drive change

Banyan Tree appoint Group Director of Conservation to drive change

Banyan Tree hire Group Director of Conservation to communicate sustainability and get guests and staff involved in making a difference From resort based initiatives to group wide strategies, Banyan Tree are continuing their commitment to the environment by investing in marine conservation throughout their 30 hotels and resorts. In April the Banyan Tree owned resort, […]

Communicating Sustainability to Guests

If you have some great environmental or social initiatives at your hotel, you may well want to tell people about them. But how to do that? Many sustainability messages fail because they are just put out as a list of facts without thought to how they might be received. This Know How Guide is designed […]

Talking Point: Communicating sustainability to staff

Continuing this month’s theme on communication, for this Talking Point we talk to the Travel Foundation’s Industry Programmes Manager, Julie Middleton about how best to get hotel staff fired up about sustainability Forget about communicating your sustainability policy to staff. If you really want to engage staff with all things green, do it their way. […]

Talking Point: Putting the green in your linen supply chain

Paul Swift from Berendsen explains why hotel suppliers need to consider and act on their own environmental footprints. Although it’s been a focus of the industry for some time now, environmental responsibility continues to gain momentum thanks to wider acceptance that the industry has its part to play in preserving our planet. This acceptance is […]

PATA’s Responsible Travel Pavilion comes to Bangalore

The 38th of PATA Travel Mart will take place in Bangalore, India on September, 6-8 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) and will include the Responsible Travel Pavilion. PATA Travel Mart is a PATA signature event and a premier travel trade show in the Asia Pacific region, designed to encourage networking with relevant industry people […]

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 […]

The International Tourism Partnership welcomes Wolfgang M. Neumann as their new Chairman

Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor, is the new Chairman of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Effective today, he succeeds Ian Carter, President, Development, Architecture and Construction for Hilton Worldwide who steps down after four years. “It is an honour to succeed Ian Carter as Chairman of ITP. Responsible business must be an […]

Talking Point: Communicating the role of eco-labelling

  Next up for this month’s Communicating Sustainability theme, we talk to Clare Taylor, a communicator specialising in energy and environment. She is currently running a campaign on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment to highlight the role of eco-labelling and environmental management schemes. Consumer demand for green products and services is […]

PATA & EarthCheck launch sustainable tourism case studies

In December 2014, PATA partnered with EarthCheck to create an eighteen month campaign for PATA members entitled “Get in shape for 2015”. This campaign was designed to provide operators with insights and ideas on how they can achieve efficiency gains and lighten their environmental footprint by taking action on sustainable tourism. EarthCheck reached out to PATA members […]

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