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Talking Point: How to get a green night’s sleep

In today’s Talking Point blog, Liz Wilks from APP explores why offering sustainable products is so vital to the hotel industry. It’s no secret that the hospitality industry is competitive. Online ratings and reviews continue to be a crucial resource for consumers and the rise of the sharing economy has added a whole new element […]

New toolkit helps hotels tackle modern slavery

A new guide that helps hotels reduce the risk of modern slavery taking place on their properties has been launched by the University of West London (UWL). The practical toolkit for combating human trafficking was unveiled at a meeting of the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, and the European Hotel Federation […]

Hotels act on World Oceans Day

Hotels are showcasing their sustainable fish policies to highlight positive actions on World Oceans Day. Relais & Châteaux are raising awareness of the need to protect our oceans with chefs offering sustainable seafood menus, consisting of sustainable fish products selected in accordance with SeaWeb Europe’s recommendations. The association of 540 hotels and restaurants around the […]

Relais & Châteaux champion bee protection

Relais & Châteaux are working with properties around the world to support the global bee population. The association of 540 hotels and restaurants believes that the protection of biodiversity is a major priority. They say bees are the environment’s sentries, but they are now at risk of extinction mainly due to the widespread use of […]

Starwood launches pocket seafood guide to help protect oceans

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the launch of new Sustainable Seafood Pocket Guides and Posters to help its associates select from a wide variety of seafood that protects their local communities and the environment. With properties based all around the world, Starwood hopes the easy-to-use guides will represent another step in the company’s […]

Talking Point: Putting the green in your linen supply chain

Paul Swift from Berendsen explains why hotel suppliers need to consider and act on their own environmental footprints. Although it’s been a focus of the industry for some time now, environmental responsibility continues to gain momentum thanks to wider acceptance that the industry has its part to play in preserving our planet. This acceptance is […]

Green supplier relationships make commercial sense

Recently supplier relationships have become headline news, but not always for the best reasons. However, the increased focus on what good procurement can deliver could mean positive change for hotels, their suppliers and society as a whole, according to Simon Atkinson, Managing Partner of procurement specialists Occumen. The hotel industry is currently spending significant sums […]

Marriott International improves supply chain sustainability with MindClick

For some years Marriott International has been partnering with MindClick Group, working with them to increase sustainability within their purchasing and supply chain. Green Hotelier spoke with representatives of both companies to find out more. MindClick Group is a leader in supply chain sustainability performance measurement, providing clients with a trusted marketplace for sustainable sourcing. […]

ITP Presents… Sustainable Seafood in Hotels

  In 2013, International Tourism Partnership’s supply chain working group identified seafood as a high risk commodity. It should therefore be a top priority when it comes to making supply chains in hotels more sustainable. Here are a few tips to get you started and some case studies of what action ITP members are taking. […]

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