Sustainable Tourism News
Sustainable Tourism…A Reflection On The Events Of 2009
Although the environment was overshadowed somewhat by the recession last year, the travel industry nevertheless made a significant step forward to a sustainable future.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort’s Russ Kimball is Named ‘Mr. Clearwater’
Sheraton Sand Key Resort’s well-known General Manager, Russ Kimball, has been named “Mr. Clearwater” by the City’s Chamber of Commerce.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa Does Its Part to Help the Environment
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is doing its part to keep the California coast clean and green. In conjunction with a multi-million dollar renovation project, the Dana Point hotel will continue to contribute with its green initiatives and make all environmental movement issues a priority with a number of tactics within the infrastructure of the resort.
Fairmont Going Dark for Earth Hour 2010
For the third consecutive year, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will participate in Earth Hour, a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness about climate change. On Saturday March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m., all 60 of Fairmont’s landmark hotels and resorts around the planet will participate by turning off their lights for one hour.
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining At Fregate Island Private, Seychelles
New rainwater harvesting system collects 30,000 litres per day
Walt Disney World Resort Joins Clean the World in an Innovative Program to Recycle Soap
Walt Disney World Resort hotels are working with Clean the World to recycle all the partially used amenities from their nearly 28,000 Central Florida hotel rooms. Clean the World sanitizes the soap and shampoo that would be discarded and distributes these amenities to people in need around the world.
Hotels Offer Perks in Exchange for Less Housekeeping
Wall Street Journal First, hotels asked guests to opt out of daily towel replacement for environmental reasons. Then it was bed linens. Now it’s the entire room
Sani Resort Goes For Green in 2010
The Sani Resort, a three-generation family-owned resort in Halkidiki, is known for being one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in Greece. As well as offering superb accommodation, service and facilities, the resort is blessed with a stunning natural beauty which Sani wishes to protect and preserve. Sani has pledged to work in a more sustainable way to benefit future generations as well as enhancing the holiday experience of its guests.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort Partners With Clean the World Program
The Sheraton Sand Key Resort has recently partnered with Clean the World (CTW), a non-profit, charitable organization, who is making a difference in the world by recycling, reducing waste, providing jobs and saving lives.
Americas Best Value Inn is First National Hotel Chain to Implement Biodegradable Bathroom Amenities
In a historic moment for both the environment and the lodging industry, Vantage Hospitality Group announced today that all of its nearly 900 Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn hotels throughout North America will carry biodegradable packaging in their guest rooms, including shampoo, body lotion and bath soap.
InterContinental New York Times Square Will Take Center Stage as Biggest New Hotel in Manhattan
IHG, NYSE, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, has begun the countdown to the opening of the newest InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Times Square. Slated to open in July, the InterContinental New York Times Square will join the historic InterContinental New York Barclay as IHG’s newest InterContinental Hotel in the city.
Low-cost carriers greener than full-service
Ryanair has emerged as an unlikely model for sustainable travel in new research showing that low-cost carriers produce up to 35 percent less carbon emissions per passenger than their full-service counterparts, due to higher load factors and seat density, as well as newer fleets.