Colorado Convention Center First to Achieve New International Standard Certification – Press Releases on

Posted by: consulting27 | December 4, 2012

New Sustainability Criteria for Destinations: Public Consultation Phase Two.

Posted by: consulting27 | November 26, 2012

Do hotels need to green up, make their guests happy and healthy?



Posted by: consulting27 | November 9, 2012

Hilton Institutes Mattress Recycling

Posted by: consulting27 | November 5, 2012

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Lori Robertson questions in her BBC Travel blog whether hotels can be truly carbon neutral.

It is a valid question and a question is debatable. In the article Stephen Russell, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute, brings up an important point that most hotels do not look beyond it onsite operations, e.i. emissions from energy consumption – scope 1-2.

It is critical that one look beyond this as it often is much more emissions involved. For Soneva Resorts mentioned in the article 75% of it entire carbon footprint is from guest flights alone. As one of few companies, Soneva Resort measures its carbon footprint way beyond energy emissions and work on mitigating this. Through innovative projects such as Soneva Forest Restoration and Darfur Stoves Project they developing carbon mitigating project through The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust. With this they are showing that it is possible to truly…

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Posted by: consulting27 | October 29, 2012

The Boutique Hotel Stadthalle in the Austrian capital

Posted by: consulting27 | October 10, 2012 Blog Blog.

Hilton Worldwide Announces 2011 LightStay Sustainability Results | News Archives.

Posted by: consulting27 | September 27, 2012

Message by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development emphasized that well-designed and well-managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.  One of the world’s largest economic sectors, tourism is especially well-placed to promote environmental sustainability, green growth and our struggle against climate change through its relationship with energy.

“Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, selected to advance the goals of the 2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.  Hundreds of millions of people around the world depend for income on this energy-intensive sector.  Sustainable energy will allow tourism to continue to expand while mitigating its impact on the environment.

Many in the tourism industry have already shown leadership in developing and deploying clean energy solutions, cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions in some regions by up to 40 per cent through initiatives such as the Hotel Energy Solutions toolkit developed by the UN World Tourism Organization and the UN Environment Programme.  Other concrete advances include the growing use of energy-efficient fuels in air travel, sustainable procurement strategies and increasingly popular carbon offsetting schemes.

Everyone has a role in sustainable tourism.  I commend the tourism community for its growing commitment to sustainable energy.  I also thank the tourists who play their part by off-setting their own carbon emissions, choosing ecologically friendly destinations and providers, or simply by postponing having their towels laundered.  Every action counts.  This year, one billion international tourists will travel to foreign destinations.  Imagine what one act multiplied by one billion can do.

On this World Tourism Day, I appeal to all who work in and enjoy the benefits of this global sector to join in building a more sustainable future for all.

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