Global tourism sector travels towards climate neutrality

The World Travel and Tourism Council has pledged to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce what it can and offset the rest

AA-Chargemaster book in EV chargers for hotels and B&Bs

Sandford Springs Hotel in Kingclere, Hamspshire, is the first to benefit from the offer

Hilton says its time for plastic straws to check out

The hospitality chain has also revealed a new goal to halve its global environmental footprint by 2030

Hotels have bead-y eye on “low water” cleaning

Top hotels are apparently turning to washing machines which use beads rather than water to clean linen. The new technology uses up to 80% less water, up to 50% less energy and roughly 50% less detergent, say the makers. When the beads’ molecular structure is combined with the right detergent, dirt from soiled items is […]

Green overnight stay backed by TripAdvisor

Checking into an environmentally friendly hotel on holiday in Europe could soon be much easier. That’s after the travel website TripAdvisor decided to award hotels and B&Bs with a GreenLeader status if they notch up green behaviour. It’s an expansion of a scheme the website launched in the US last year and it says hotels […]

Hotel group checks into renewable energy deal

Leisureplex Hotel Group is powering five of its UK hotels with renewable energy. The deal with independent supplier SmartestEnergy covers some of its largest seaside resort sites, including the Queens hotels in Eastbourne (pictured) and Blackpool and the Croit Anna in Fort William. From the start of December 2013, 477 rooms in Leisureplex hotels have run […]

Thomson owner beats carbon target for holiday flights

Holiday group TUI Travel said it has beaten its most “stretching” target to cut carbon emissions and saved more than one million pounds with energy and water efficiency over 2013. The group which has more than 30 million customers and owns travel firm Thompson said it cut the relative carbon emissions across all six of […]

Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]

Marriott hotels plan to save 450m gallons of water in 3 years

Global hotelier Marriott is planning to cut its water use by 450 million gallons over the next three years. The chain has teamed up with sustainable services firm Nalco to install water saving equipment in chillers and cooling towers across its hotels worldwide. The programme was kicked off at a hotel in Mumbai, India, where […]

Green Hotel of the Year unveiled

A hotel in the Lake District has been named Green Hotel of the Year. The Langdale Hotel & Spa in Cumbria took the title at the hospitality industry’s own award night. The runners-up were the Marriott Marble Arch, Jury’s Inn, Liverpool, the Park Royal in Warrington and Premier Moor Hotel and Spa in Sutton Coldfield. […]