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IHG makes $40m in “green savings”

12 August 2009 Hotel News

Green savings by the InterContinental Hotels Group are starting to reap rewards. Whilst posting a 38% dive in profits yesterday, the hotel giant offset some of the investor disappointment by forecasting a $10 million improvement in cost savings to $80 million, having already raised the figure from $30 million to $70 million in May.

Launch of Responsible Hotels of the World

6 July 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Leading global travel website for responsible holidays,, will today launch a new collection of stunning hotels that respect local people and environments under the brand name Responsible Hotels of the World. The company is at the same time launching a dedicated travel agency division to book these hotels on behalf of their customers.

Qantas confirms commmitment to sustainable tourism

25 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Qantas has re-affirmed its support for sustainable tourism through theQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2009.Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Mr Rob Gurney, said the award was developed toencourage Australian Tourism Operators to minimise their impact on the environment.

World Travel Awards celebrates sustainable tourism in style

16 October 2008 Press Release Travel Events News

Greece, Spain and Italy shared a fistful of honours at the World Travel Awards European Ceremony.Lufthansa took the title of Europe’s Leading Airline, NCL Leading Cruise Line and The Westin Dragonara, perched on a private peninsula in Malta, received the Leading Family Resort award.

Bahamas island pushes sustainable travel

9 November 2007 Press Release Tourism News

Star Island, a private-island destination currently under development in the Bahamas will open its doors in late 2009, its mix of high-luxury and high-sustainability could be the talk of the travel industry.

Delta Hotels serves sustainable seafood

5 September 2007 Press Release Hotel News

In an area well known for its bountiful and fresh seafood, Delta’s hotels in British Columbia are partnering with Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program that guides restaurants and their patrons in making environmentally friendly seafood choices.

Westin spearheads sustainable hoteling

1 August 2007 Press Release Hotel News

Travel can turn even the most Prius-like consumer into a gas-guzzling SUV, according to a survey of frequent travellers commissioned by ELEMENT Hotels, a new Westin-inspired extended-stay brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Dominica: A Role Model For Sustainable Tourism

16 August 2005 Press Release Tourism News

Caribbean destination Dominica was featured as a role model for sustainable tourism development at the First International Conference on Environmental and Sustainable Development (CIEMADeS in Spanish), held at Hotel Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 10-12, 2005.