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HICAP Sustainability Awards open for entries

The call is out for hotels to enter the HICAP Sustainability Awards. Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced that entries for the HICAP 2018 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018. The 29th annual HICAP will be held 17-19 October 2018, at The Kerry Hotel […]

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Hotel guests will be encouraged this year to avoid creating plastic waste during their stays. Many hotels have already started to reduce their plastic waste through measures like not using plastic straws in drinks and not selling water in plastic bottles. So hoteliers will be pleased to see that plastic is the theme for this […]

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most environmentally and socially responsible hotels around the world. The annual Awards changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel industry to align their corporate social responsibility efforts with the […]

Cayuga Collection named Tourism for Tomorrow People Award winner

The Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Costa Rica – a former Green Hotelier Award winner – has been named the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow winner of the People Award. Cayuga shows its commitment to people in a number of ways. All the staff are locals, and all are employed all year […]

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

  Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half.  In recognition of Earth Day, the company which owns Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and various restaurant chains announced it has set a science-based carbon target (SBT), putting it on course to reduce carbon […]

New online tool helps hotels ensure ethical employment

BRE has launched an online version of the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) to help companies understand their responsibilities and actions relating to the ethical sourcing of labour. BRE which conducts research into buildings released the ELS in February 2017. It was developed to support businesses to understand the profile of their social/ethical governance, including […]

Even old hotels can learn new sustainability solutions

A hotel in the UK dating to the 19th century has found modern solutions to its sustainability issues. The Pennsylvania Castle Estate set in Dorset on the south coast of England partnered with a local energy provider to launch its sustainability strategy. The strategy began with the installation of a Tesla Destination Charging point, with […]

WTTC Global Summit to debate tourism sustainability challenges

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s 2018 Global Summit takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April and will look at destination management and sustainable jobs amongst other issues. Industry leaders from the public and private sector will discuss the theme of ‘Our People, Our World, Our Future’, debating how the travel and tourism […]

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps hotels and hotel groups need to take to embed water stewardship throughout their property and portfolio. Released on World Water Day the Water Stewardship Report outlines the reasons why hotels need to act on water and the six simple steps […]