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 Sustainability & Environmental Library  (Click title to read article)

Being environmentally friendly & focused on green is a hot topic and requires special attention. Here you will find related materials, tips and best practices which can be used and implemented.

Is Sustainable Luxury in Hospitality Just a Pipe Dream?
There’s a very common notion in the hospitality industry – that luxury and sustainability will always be at odds with each other, that luxury stands far above any sustainable measures that a hotel can take, but that’s not ...
How to Encourage Sustainable Tourism?
Tourism is often a key sector of the economy of countries where international donors are involved, and this trend is expected to continue, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently revised its forecasts upwards and now expects an aver...
How Today’s Hotel Ownership Model Clashes with the Need for Green Energy Investments 
The hotel industry was an early adopter in embracing energy conservation and other earth friendly practices, however, sizable capital investments like HVAC upgrades, energy generation, or smart materials in renovations exceeds the short-ter...
Hotels are Upgrading Their Sustainability Efforts
Running a more environmentally friendly hotel is becoming part of day-to-day operations for major American hospitality chains, which are exploring new ways to save on costs while giving their properties greater ethical appeal
Urban Agriculture Gives Paris Space to Breathe
Green walls, rooftop gardens and urban farms are aiming to bring nature back into central Paris as the city looks to improve its air quality and create a more sustainable future
Manmade Islands: A Modern Solution to Urban Overpopulation?
For many of today’s cities long used to building upwards, building outwards is becoming a more viable option as manmade islands are floated as a solution to overcrowding and rising land prices
Spain’s Hotels Power Up For An Eco-Friendly Future
Across Spain, hotels are prominently flagging their green credentials as they increasingly take steps to reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to a new generation of eco-aware consumers
Nutmegs, Soldier Flies and Bamboo Straws: How Cempedak Approaches Sustainability From All Angles
Hotels have made a righteous first step with their efforts to eliminate single-use plastics with a fervour not seen since they decided to place tent placards in bathrooms, describing their towel renewal policies
Sustainability Trends in the Hospitality Industry
Eco-consciousness is on the rise in the hospitality industry: Guests are looking for sustainable and authentic experiences and luxury hotels are going green as millennials demand sustainable travel options and with trends continuing to chan...
Single-Use Plastics: Hotels and Airlines Are Cutting Down
From plastic straws to the complete elimination of single-use plastics, more and more in the hospitality industry are opting to create a sustainable travel experience
How Rooftop Farms are Helping Communities Grow Together
The world is urbanizing at a rapid pace and high-rise, high-density living is becoming the norm and a country like China has developed and urbanized so quickly in the past two decades that 56 percent of its billion-strong population were li...
Sustainability Climbs the Agenda for Asia’s Skyscrapers
From the use of solar panels and energy-efficient glass, to combining design with forestry, sustainable architecture is reaching new heights in Asia
8 Steps to Change the Issues Around Plastic – Part 1
What companies can learn from the success of the plastics campaigns: The campaigns against non-recyclable, single use plastic have been incredibly successful, and their momentum continues
Iveagh Garden Hotel: Their Success with Sustainability
Designed with the intention of creating Europe’s first sustainable hotel at the heart of Dublin City, the McGill family has achieved just that with the Iveagh Garden Hotel: Needless to say, since opening its doors in February 2018, th...
Know Your Farmer – Sampran Riverside’s Arrut Leads Organic Tourism Movement in Thailand
In today’s age, where we have our personal trainers, doctors and lawyers, why shouldn’t we have our personal farmer? That was the food for thought offered by Arrut Navaraj, managing director of Sampran Riverside, at the Travelpo...
Developing Greater Agility for Sustainability in a Rapidly Changing World
An overview of some key established and emerging innovation concepts for leaders, containing our independent research on how leaders can build a sustainable innovation culture
Be Socially Responsible From Day One, Not Only After You’ve Made Money
In an industry driven by profits and KPIs, you could be forgiven for losing sight of what the world really looks like
Sustainable Extravagance: Water-Wise Hospitality
Currently the biggest socio-economic problem facing the Western Cape region is severe drought and related water shortages, the drought reached crisis levels in early October 2017 when the City of Cape Town estimated it only had 5-months of ...
Why Hotels are Getting on Board with Sustainable Development.
For a sizeable number of today’s one billion tourists, the prospect of pristine mountain slopes, sun-drenched beaches and nature at its best is worth traveling long distances for
Why Hotels are Charging Up for Electric Vehicles.
An award-winning bar, exclusive spa, and electric vehicle charging stations? For some major hotel chains, power points that enable guests to recharge their cars on the premises are a new perk
Climate Blasting Air Travel.
Unfortunately, few people are thinking ahead about the far-reaching effects of climate change on air travel, a recent heat wave in the southwestern United States has raised our consciousness about another effect of these climate shifts---th...
The Link Between Wellness and Sustainability in Hospitality.
Wellness and sustainability have very different definitions, but are often tied together in hospitality industry literature
Meluha - An Ecotel Hotel - Translating Sustainability.
Designed for Sustainability: The Meluha has been awarded the ECOTEL Certification for meeting its criteria and making sustainability integral to the company's business strategy
How can Leadership Teams Find Innovative Solutions to Sustainability Challenges? Part 2.
Part 2: What would you do if you realised that furniture you were buying had come from a sweat shop in an impoverished country where child labour was used? Would it matter if the customer didn’t know about it, and if it was the most cost ...
How can Leadership Teams Find Innovative Solutions to Sustainability Challenges?
Part 1: What would you do if you realised that furniture you were buying had come from a sweat shop in an impoverished country where child labour was used? Would it matter if the customer didn’t know about it, and if it was the most cost ...
Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry.
Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today and at recent talks in Peru, where a framework for tackling the problem was agreed upon, highlight the long-haul journey that we have ahead of us, if we are to l...
Interview withSonu Shivdasani, Chairman and CEO of Soneva Group.
At this year's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, Soneva Group won the Environment category, we spoke with Sonu Shivdasani, the company's founder, Chairman and CEO, about what motivates the luxury chain to achieve such levels of sustainability a...
A Sustainable Future:Pieces of Paradise Become Waste Dumps.
Nothing untoward on the beautiful pictures of your postcards? Let's hope it lasts! Today, our Blue Planet is in danger: the giant open-air waste dumps are appearing in the oceans and on land
Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting in Travel and Tourism - Trends, Outlook and Guidance.
As with all businesses, Travel & Tourism companies are increasingly affected by environmental and social issues that can influence global demand and industry-wide profitability;  Publicly reporting on issues relating to sustainability, c...
Protecting the Earth: A Group-Wide Initiative.
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 as a global effort to show support for environmental protection;  From our food purveyors to our local wildlife, Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world are proud to help protect our ea...
Environmental Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry.
Best Practices, Guest Participation, and Customer Satisfaction -  Certain sustainability practices could be considered nearly universal in the lodging industry; among the common green practices are water conserving fixtures and linen-reuse...
Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry.
Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today;  Recent talks in Peru, where a framework for tackling the problem was agreed upon, highlight the long-haul journey that we have ahead of us, if we are to leave t...
Earth Day: Beyond the Towel Rack.
When you stay in a hotel room, do you reuse your towel? Do you read those little cards that ask you to consider it? Would you be more inclined to hang up that towel if you knew the vast majority of other guests reuse their towels? The avera...
Alternative Energy, Abandonment and War: The Current Affairs Driving Tourism.
Exclusive Feature: When German politicians decided to phase out its nuclear power stations following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan and boost green energy, they probably didn't bank on solar panels and wind turbines becoming touris...
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