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TripAdvisor GreenLeaders launches in Europe

TripAdvisor today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme in Europe, allowing travellers to search for green hotels. The programme was first rolled out in the US and so far over 6,000 properties around the world have been awarded TripAdvisor GreenLeader status. Increasingly eco-conscious travellers The good news for us and all green hoteliers […]

Taj Hotels awarded EarthCheck Gold

Following nine Taj Hotels being accredited with EarthCheck Gold standards in June, the Taj Group has announced its vision for new corporate sustainability and community development initiatives. EARTH, standing for Environmental Awareness & Revival at Taj Hotels, reinstated a companywide commitment to sustainability five years ago. Taj selected EarthCheck to monitor EARTH and keep the […]

Rezidor releases 2013 Sustainability Report  

Carlson Rezidor’s latest Responsible Business Report demonstrates continued success in all three of their responsible business pillars: Think Planet, Think People and Think Together. Wolfgang Neumann, President and CEO, emphasises that these pillars are integral to the companies 4D strategy – to develop talent, delight guests, drive the business and deliver results. Think Planet creates bottom line savings, Think People […]

ITP’s Stephen Farrant argues the green agenda needs a makeover in Hotel Yearbook feature

In the current issue of Hotel Yearbook, International Tourism Partnership’s Stephen Farrant argues that the sustainability agenda needs a makeover. As director of ITP Steve is well-placed to spot current trends in hospitality and sustainability, and in his feature for Hotel Yearbook, he suggests that for many ‘green fatigue’ is setting in. Steve asks, “Is […]

Island holidays – how can we be sustainable?

For a huge number of holidaymakers, going on holiday means a trip to an island. Whether it’s the Canaries or the Balearics, Greek islands, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta, Cyprus, or further afield to Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Hawaii, The Bahamas, Bali… or any one of many dozens of small island locations, millions of people will want to […]

Ecompter state potential energy savings for hotels

According to data gathered from Ecompter’s customers, the average hotel spends £1000 per room on electricity every year Ville Valorinta, CEO and Founder of Ecompter, explains “These costs are set to spiral and put a further squeeze on hotel profits as energy prices continue to increase across the UK and Europe. That’s why, aside from […]

Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations welcomes its 1,000th hotelier member

Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations, is delighted to announce that the Side Star Park Hotel in Antalya, Turkey has become its 1,000th hotelier member. The hotel joins an impressive range of properties across 45 countries that are already using the sustainability system to improve the way they manage their environmental and social impacts. Travelife is […]

Shangri-La Asia issues second sustainability report

Shangri-La Asia’s 2012 Sustainability Report shows the company is making headway across its corporate social responsibility (CSR) focus areas Achieving sustainable operations is a major goal for Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd., which manages 78 hotels and will open 36 more over the next three years, including 23 hotels in mainland China. Shangri-La International’s President […]

Green Key Global celebrates major milestones

Over the last fifteen years, Green Key Global has gained 3000 members across the globe This week Green Key Global celebrated two major milestones for its flagship offering, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the Green Key Program’s 15th anniversary as well as having reached the 3,000 member mark. This is a significant achievement for the […]