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Safari lodge’s poverty reduction scheme takes silver at African Responsible Tourism Awards

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge took the Silver in the ‘Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction’ category awarded at World Travel Market Africa. The Silver Award was in recognition of Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge’s key role together with its partners, International Labour Organisation, Africa Pro-Poor Tourism Development Centre, and Tech for Trade that has given a new […]

Eco Resort Misool wins Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award

Proving once again that hotels can be responsible businesses acting as a force for good in their communities, Misool Eco Resort has been named the winner of the WTTC 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. Awards are presented in five […]

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]

Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

In this feisty Talking Point blog, D. Michael Shafer, Harvard PhD plus Founder and Director of the Warm Heart Foundation asks why aren’t hotels doing more to stop climate change. Never considered the possibility that your hotel could help save the earth? As the hospitality industry becomes a larger part of the global economy, it […]

Hotels will mark Earth Hour and save energy

Hotels around the world will once again be highlighting the need to be more energy sustainable whilst offering guests a romantic evening to mark Earth Hour in March. Hotels and restaurants across the UK will plunge guests into candlelight when they offer the chance to join the largest global celebration of the planet at 8.30pm […]

An innovative urban art project for at-risk youth, sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson won the UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Enterprises. Park Inn by Radisson’s “Adding Color to Lives” project brings together youth in difficult life situations to collaborate on a community art project which expresses their dreams and cultural heritage. The […]

Hilton takes service to the next level

Hilton Team Members contributed 291,000 volunteer hours during the company’s Global Month of Service. The annual event is part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility programme and this year saw Team Members from 93 countries contribute more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world. Global Month of Service is a […]

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas

A simple initiative for hotels helps guests donate items to the local community. The Giving Bag is a way for guests to signal that the item they left behind is unwanted and can be put to use elsewhere, rather than just an item they missed when packing. Designed by Cornell University graduates Lilia Karimi and […]

IHG colleagues raise thousands for charity foundation

The inaugural annual week of fundraising for the IHG Foundation has successfully raised over $350,000. More than 120,000 IHG colleagues around the world took part in a range of activities to raise money for the Foundation which was launched earlier this year. Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, said, “We are delighted with the success […]