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We Are Water Foundation and Diamond Resorts partner to launch sustainable water usage initiative at European resorts

We Are Water Foundation and Diamond Resorts partner to launch sustainable water usage initiative at European resorts

Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has announced it has partnered with the We Are Water Foundation to launch an initiative that encourages travellers to make a rational and sustainable use of water. The partnership demonstrates Diamond Resorts’ commitment to changing sustainability practices within the hospitality and tourism industries. As part […]

Talking Point: Can we really source sustainable interiors?

With more hotels moving towards sustainable practice, ethical tourism and environmentally friendly sourcing, it is important to maintain a comprehensive approach to environmentalism, says Liam O’Donnell, director of Valdivian Furniture. It can often be tricky to maintain a legitimate sustainable stance when dealing with suppliers and sourcing, creating supply chain complexities and weakening the green […]

Talking Point: Sustainability by design – can we be aesthetic and eco-friendly?

A lot of a hotel’s sustainability challenges are now being addressed at the design stage. Whether that’s designing a water efficient hotel before construction, or re-thinking popular room items to be eco-friendly. In this Talking Point Jonathan Smith, product marketing manager flame technology, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation looks at how design has an important […]

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

With social consciousness bang at the top of the news agenda, reducing waste and adopting environmentally friendly practices has never been more important. But with Christmas just around the corner – and one of the busiest times of year for hotels – extra customers bring additional food and other waste, meaning hotels must work harder […]

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

  Urban water security is increasingly salient for communities around the world as climate change continues to exacerbate many water-related challenges. Hotelier Grant Behnke shares his thoughts on how hotels can play a role in overcoming them. Hotel industry engagement can be an important piece of the solution, and by doing their part, hoteliers can […]

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP member companies are performing well on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Whitbread has boosted its ranking this year, making it the highest ranked UK business in its sector. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is the leading global index that evaluates the sustainability performance of over 2,000 companies worldwide. Whitbread has been placed in the DJSI World Index for three years, […]

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Hoteliers who are keen to understand the return on investment of green initiatives can attend a free webinar on EDGE next week. Attendees of the EDGE Discovery Workshop webinar will learn more about the free EDGE software and the benefits of EDGE certification for the hotel industry.  An innovation of IFC – a member of the […]

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is joining the fight against single use plastics with an announcement today announced that they will remove plastic straws from every IHG hotel by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The move consolidates the hotel group’s earlier action which saw plastic straws already removed […]

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Continuing their drive to be the hotel sector’s leaders on social and environmental actions, Hilton announced their commitment to five key issues in Africa. Speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Chris Nassetta Hilton’s President and CEO said, “Hilton is committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact in every community where […]

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