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Free: New HCMI webinar

Free: New HCMI webinar

The recording of the International Tourism Partnership’s (ITP) recent webinar on the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) is now available here.
Fran Hughes, ITP’s Head of Programmes, explains the background to the initiative which enables hoteliers to measure and report on the carbon footprint of a hotel stay or meeting. The webinar shows step-by-step how to apply the methodology using the free Excel calculation tool.    For more information on the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, visit here.    To request the methodology, email us.  Use this link to open and download the webinar.

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UNWTO Accessible Travel for All Manual

UNWTO Accessible Travel for All Manual

Free Accessible Tourism Manual
One of the most significant outcomes of a major collaboration framework between UNWTO and disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), particularly the Spanish ONCE Foundation for the Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities, the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), and the Spanish ACS Foundation, are the Manuals on Accessible Tourism for All. They are meant to assist tourism stakeholders in improving the accessibility of tourism destinations, facilities and services worldwide. The manual is available in Spanish with an Executive Summary in English, Spanish and French.

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The Travel Foundation Greener Accommodations Toolkit

The Travel Foundation Greener Accommodations Toolkit

Free Greener Accommodations Toolkit
The Travel Foundation is a UK based independent charity working with the travel industry towards a sustainable future. Its Greener Accommodations Toolkit  is a set of easy step by step guides to for a hotel getting started in sustainability or wanting to work towards certification. Each section guides the hotelier through greening their accommodation, with helpful tips, case studies, videos and detailed instructions to share with staff. As well as English, the tool includes advice in Turkish, Spanish, Greek and Arabic. The guidance is also available on DVD. Please contact The Travel Foundation to obtain a copy.

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Online training on Human Trafficking

Online training on Human Trafficking

GIFT UN
The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the End Human Trafficking Now! Campaign (EHTN!) have developed an eLearning course which is a modular training programme for business leaders, managers and employees of business companies. The tool outlines how to prevent and combat human trafficking

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SEE formula

SEE formula

Staff Wanted Initiative
A simple online tool to help protect your business and the staff within it from modern-day slavery. Staff Wanted Initiative is led by the Institute for
Human Rights and Business and Anti-Slavery International, to raise awareness within the UK hospitality industry of the steps needed to combat
the exploitation of vulnerable workers, trafficking and forced labour.

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Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI)

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI)

International Tourism Partnership and World Travel & Tourism Council
HCMI offers a free methodology to provide transparency and clear communications for the growing body of corporate clients who require carbon information as part of the annual RFP process. Developed by consultants at KPMG, under the guidance of a Working Group comprising of experts from WTTC and ITP Member companies, the methodology is a first step in ensuring a common approach across the sector.

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The Sustainable Restaurant Guide to Sustainable Kitchens

The Sustainable Restaurant Guide to Sustainable Kitchens

Space Catering

The 20-page guide provides a wealth of accessible advice and information on all the key sustainability issues, highlighting the main areas that will not only make a difference to the environment but also enable substantial savings to be made.  There are sections on equipment choice and kitchen design, as well as other essential topics like waste, water and energy-efficiency.

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Telling your hotel’s green story

Telling your hotel’s green story

Cornell School of Hospitality Administration 

Many lodging companies are spending substantial time and money on environmental initiatives. Often these firms do not get the support, recognition, and respect they deserve for their efforts. Based on a study of the “green” communications of 90 hospitality organizations, this tool provides practical guidelines to help hospitality firms develop effective communication strategies to explain environmental initiatives.

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Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators

Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators

Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

These criteria are an effort to come to a common understanding of sustainable tourism, and are the minimum that any tourism business should aspire to reach. They are organized around four main themes: effective sustainability planning, maximizing social and economic benefits for the local community, enhancing cultural heritage and reducing negative impacts to the environment.

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