sustainable hotel practices
Climate, Community and Choice: Booking.com Reveals the Trends Shaping Sustainable Travel in 2022
April 14, 2022
LONDON - April 14, 2022 -Today Booking.com released new research, with insights gathered from more than 30,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories. It highlights that the impact of their trips remains top of mind for many travellers, with 57% of those from the UK saying that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months. This demonstrates a 27% increase over what was surfaced through the company’s 2021 data. With 71% of travellers confirming that sustainable travel is important to them, almost half of all respondents (42%) cited that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainabl...
Sustainable Business Practices vs. Business Recovery: HR in the Middle
Thomas Mielke | February 28, 2022
By Thomas Mielke In the current business context, most hospitality organizations are finding themselves wanting to strike the right balance of "building back better" without jeopardizing a speedy recovery and keeping sustainable business practices at the heart of it all. It is important to note that this is taking place at a time when there is heightened interest, as well as public scrutiny, toward an organization’s “footprint” and purpose. For example, stakeholders, as well as shareholders – who have already become more attuned to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles – expect a marked step forward as it relat...
Sustainable Hospitality Design: Catching Up
Scott P. Rosenberg | June 3, 2021
By Scott Rosenberg The world’s environment is affected primarily by real estate, transportation, and manufacturing. Due to the influence that these industries have on each other, it is clear that designing and operating sustainable buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment. Some of the concerns addressed by sustainability practices include inefficient site planning; lack of smart growth; waste of water, electricity, and energy; overconsumption and excessive waste; not using sustainable materials; minimizing transportation; the lack of healthy indoor air quality; increased pollution; depletion of the ozone layer; and climate...
Sustainable Hotel Management: Trends Hoteliers Should Know in 2021
Natacha Reymond | February 24, 2021
Along with the pandemic and associated health and economic concerns, climate change is driving the world’s agenda. Business leaders everywhere are wrestling with how to respond to rising public and political pressure and align their systems and operations with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, established to keep global warming below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. None more so than for hotels, that means reducing their emissions by 90 percent by 2050. Let’s take a look at what sustainable hotel management means in 2021. Why sustainable management matters for hotels Along with hotels, the transportation and food and beverage industrie...
Sustainable Hotel Practices Make For a Flourishing Hotel Business
Young Yoon | May 16, 2016
Consumers are interested in sustainability and green practices – this isn't exactly breaking news. Yet, the significance of that statement is still immense, green practices aren't optional if you want success for your hotel, they are necessary. The hospitality industry is an industry consistently at the forefront of the trends, and since the latest green practices tend to become "trendy," hotels must try and be ahead of the trends, set the trends, and at the very least – follow them. The green practices of five years ago are commonplace now – i.e. the friendly card in the bathroom explaining the option to reuse towels....
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