How sustainable procurement can benefit the tourism industry

How sustainable procurement can benefit the tourism industry

Many hotels are now demonstrating how sustainable procurement – securing goods and services in a way that achieves value for money for the organisation while also benefiting society and minimising impact on the environment – is helping to reduce their costs. UN Environment has provided a set of case studies to show how corporate buyers have […]

We Are Water Foundation and Diamond Resorts partner to launch sustainable water usage initiative at European resorts

Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has announced it has partnered with the We Are Water Foundation to launch an initiative that encourages travellers to make a rational and sustainable use of water. The partnership demonstrates Diamond Resorts’ commitment to changing sustainability practices within the hospitality and tourism industries. As part […]

Katie Fallon appointed as Vice Chair of International Tourism Partnership

Katie Fallon, EVP and Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Hilton, has been appointed the Vice Chair of the Board for the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Fallon has been a member of the ITP Board since 2017 and will assume the Vice Chair role in April 2019. Fallon was the Director of Legislative Affairs and Senior […]

Modern slavery and the Hotel Industry – Best Practice Guidance for Franchising

Follow the practical solutions outlined in this free guidance produced by Liberty Shared and Orrick on the relevant safeguards to prevent human trafficking, forced labour and other forms of exploitation in franchises. Taking accountability for the labour supply The complex value chain connected with every hotel, demand for reasonably priced services, and the seasonality of […]

Talking Point: Can we really source sustainable interiors?

With more hotels moving towards sustainable practice, ethical tourism and environmentally friendly sourcing, it is important to maintain a comprehensive approach to environmentalism, says Liam O’Donnell, director of Valdivian Furniture. It can often be tricky to maintain a legitimate sustainable stance when dealing with suppliers and sourcing, creating supply chain complexities and weakening the green […]

Talking Point: Can white weddings go green?

Hotels and hospitality venues hoping to gain a larger slice of the £10 billion UK wedding market should be going “green” – as more and more couples, increasingly aware of environmental challenges impacting the planet, move away from a traditional white wedding day. Wedding consultant Kelly Chandler explains how. Whether hoteliers are in New York, […]

The Lovat, Loch Ness: joined up thinking on reducing carbon

This Best Practice Case Study comes from a remote and beautiful part of Scotland where the hoteliers have thought really hard about their carbon emissions and are reducing them in a variety of ways at The Lovat. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? Where are […]

Talking Point: Is there an eco-friendly way to deal with bed bugs?

Pest control is a necessary evil for hotels and one that has to be managed carefully. Raymond Web of Take Care Termite and Pest Control shares some pest prevention and control strategies to help hoteliers keep their surroundings healthy, safe and pest-free. Bed bugs are some of the most persistent pests and their infestation can […]

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