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Diamond turns responsible business beliefs into practical actions

Diamond Resorts International held its first environmental week to help communicate responsible business practice to its staff and guests. Sustainable business practices are a core value and belief embraced by Diamond team members from the top down, but as a global leader in the industry, the ITP member company is going beyond traditional green practices […]

Airbnb planning community guesthouses

Airbnb is challenging hotels on their socio-sustainability credentials with its new community guesthouse concept. In a move that the hotels industry may see as a direct challenge to the sector, the company which offers ‘local destinations for a global community has set up its own in-house design studio – Samara – and is planning a […]

Marriott International is one of many hotel groups which understand the best way to positively impact a destination is to invest in its young people. Having promised in 2015 to create 20,000 training opportunities for young people by 2020, Marriott has revealed that it has reached 40% of its target in just 12 months. The […]

Thai resort pioneers mangrove preservation

Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som has launched a pioneering project to preserve mangroves. Demonstrating ways in which hotels and resorts can work for sustainable destinations and preserve the environment for future generations of travellers, the Mangrove Ecosystem Preservation & Science Education Centre ‘Krailart Niwate” is a major environmental conservation project preserving the last remaining urban mangrove […]

Hotels act to help those in need

Two UK hotels are taking direct social action to offer hope to people who need a helping hand. The Grove Hotel Bournemouth is a unique holiday retreat for people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The property has recently been awarded the HotelsCombined.co.uk ‘Stellar Stays’ Award, in recognition of their consistently high quality of service. […]

Hilton funds innovative social action solutions

Hilton Worldwide has funded a range of local solutions to environmental and social issues around the world. In May the hotel group awarded more than $320,000 (USD) to 117 recipients of its 2016 Travel with Purpose Action Grants. Grants are awarded to Hilton properties and corporate offices that submit the most creative ideas to drive […]

Serena Hotels Turtle Conservation Programme

The Serena Beach Resort & Spa has been working for over 20 years to help protect turtles and has released over 40,000 hatchlings into the sea. Marine ecological reports have indicated that sea turtles face extinction within the next 50 years if action is not taken. This indication necessitated the CITES to list sea turtles […]

Holiday Inn Heathrow shows simple ways responsible businesses can act

Members of the team from Holiday Inn London Heathrow – Ariel spent time volunteering with a local youth charity in March. The green-fingered hotel employees have spent several days getting their hands dirty for London’s leading land-based youth training organisation, Green Corridor. The group of six from the hotel joined Green Corridor activity leaders, Colin […]

Starwood properties help guests celebrate Earth Hour

Guests at Starwood Hotels and Resorts around the world will be treated to some great experiences this weekend to help them celebrate Earth Hour. Earth Hour is marked around the world on Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time. Organised by WWF, Earth Hour asks people and businesses to turn their lights off […]