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Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November
Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Hospitality giants Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Caesars Entertainment have joined the growing, cross-sector fight against single-use plastics with ambitious phase-out plans for plastic straws and stirrers.

Taking ecofriendly tradeshow booth creativity to the next level with the modular notched card booth system!
Taking ecofriendly tradeshow booth creativity to the next level with the modular notched card booth system!

PRESS RELEASE - The Autumn is an exciting and busy time for tradeshow exhibitors, with many of the largest expos and conventions scheduled for the months of September, October and November.

Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program
Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program

PRESS RELEASE - In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”

Radisson Hotel Group Committed to Responsible Tourism and Resource Conservation
Radisson Hotel Group Committed to Responsible Tourism and Resource Conservation

PRESS RELEASE - Some businesses like hotels face more than challenges than others when it comes to saving energy and resources. Radisson Hotel Group has discovered efficient ways to work with key businesses and organizations to generate value not just within the business but on a global scale. Radisson Blue cuts energy bill by $100,00 over 3 years

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Caesars Entertainment Announces New Domestic Partner Benefits and Releases Ninth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Caesars Entertainment Announces New Domestic Partner Benefits and Releases Ninth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), the world's most diversified gaming and entertainment company, today announced domestic partner benefits for its team members, beginning in 2019. The company also released its ninth annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, PEOPLE PLANET PLAY, highlighting sustained progress against the company's CSR goals in 2017 and the early half of 2018, and its continued commitment to its employees, suppliers and communities.

Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste
Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste

PRESS RELEASE - For more than 60 years, Disney has maintained a commitment to environmental stewardship that it has acted upon in both big and small ways around the world. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife around the world. In 2017, The Walt Disney Company reduced its net greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent and diverted nearly 50 percent of waste from landfills and incineration, making significant progress on its long-term goal of attaining a zero state of net greenhouse gas emissions and waste, while conserving water resources.

Coca-Cola Rewards Recycling at UK Theme Parks with 50% Discounts
Coca-Cola Rewards Recycling at UK Theme Parks with 50% Discounts

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Coca-Cola Great Britain and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Merlin Entertainments to offer 50 percent discounts at some of the UK’s best-known attractions in exchange for empty plastic drink bottles. Specially created reverse vending machines will be on-site at four of Merlin’s leading attractions and will instantly reward those who deposit their used bottles between July 25th and October 19th, 2018.

Report: Slavery, Labor Abuses in SE Asian Supply Chains Set to Spiral in Age of Automation
Report: Slavery, Labor Abuses in SE Asian Supply Chains Set to Spiral in Age of Automation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing are predicted to lead to a dramatic increase in slavery and labor abuses in global supply chains, unless governments take early measures to prevent automation threatening millions of livelihoods, states a new report by Verisk Maplecroft.

First Global Competition for Tourism Startups Seeks Future of Travel, Environment, Community
First Global Competition for Tourism Startups Seeks Future of Travel, Environment, Community

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia have announced the first worldwide competition for tourism startups. The UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition is accepting applications from entrepreneurs across 164 countries whose companies aim to transform tourism, whether their focus is on the future of travel, tourism experience, environmental impact or community development.

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Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030
Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030

WASTE NOT - Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time.

South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism
South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet matched by any other major city globally. Now the country’s tourism industry is sharing that for them, every drop counts, in a new campaign for #WaterWiseTourism.

Technology: The Trojan Horse for Hotel Sustainability
Technology: The Trojan Horse for Hotel Sustainability

CLEANTECH - Technology has been quickly evolving into many markets such as clothing, food, health and home, and hotels are certainly no exception. As the industry is disrupted by more privatized options such as AirBnb and VRBO, Bloomberg reports that technology has become “top of mind for hotels,” as they seek to compete by providing amenities and new services for luxury vacationers and business travelers.

RADISSON HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES
RADISSON HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES

PRESS RELEASE - Radisson Hotel Group™, today announced at its Americas Business Conference in Orlando, Fla., a new global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to building loving, stable families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children. Radisson Hotel Group aims to have its 1,100 hotels in operation sponsor the upbringing and education of at least one child per hotel and help establish meaningful local relationships with SOS Villages worldwide.

Radisson celebrates Earth Hour
Radisson celebrates Earth Hour

PRESS RELEASE - Just like in previous years, our hotel teams came together on 24 March at 8:30pm to participate in the annual worldwide Earth Hour campaign. An initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour gathers people from different cultures and religions around the world to highlight the same worthy cause: taking a stand against climate change. The majority of the Radisson Hotel Group’s hotels participated by turning off their non-essential lights for an hour - contributing to the global efforts to raise awareness of the impact energy savings can have on the world around us.

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Building a New Future Together
Building a New Future Together

PRESS RELEASE - As a leader of Responsible Business in the hospitality industry, The Rezidor Hotel Group publishes its 2017 Responsible Business Report. Included since 2010 in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies List, Rezidor is committed to work in a responsible and sustainable way. Rezidor operates 470+ hotels of sustainable hotel brands such as Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. Rezidor is a member of The Radisson Hotel Group.

Sustainable Brands Renews Partnership with South Pole to Lead by Example on Sustainable Event Management
Sustainable Brands Renews Partnership with South Pole to Lead by Example on Sustainable Event Management

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands ensures that global flagship events are climate neutral and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals Zurich, Switzerland and San Francisco, United States, 14 February 2018 - Sustainable Brands®, the premier global community of brand innovators, kicks off the second year of its action-oriented Good Life initiative by renewing its partnership with So

The Rezidor Hotel Group named one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time.
The Rezidor Hotel Group named one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time.

PRESS RELEASE - A global recognition that honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group: Country Inn & Suites Opens Environmentally Friendly Hotel Following A Multimillion Dollar Renovation
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group: Country Inn & Suites Opens Environmentally Friendly Hotel Following A Multimillion Dollar Renovation

PRESS RELEASE - Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bakersfield, CA located at 2310 Wible Road. The hotel recently completed a $2 million renovation which includes upgrades throughout the hotel, along with the installation of new technology to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint. These additions include solar panels, LED lights, a temperature control system to reduce energy consumption and charging stations for hybrid cars.

Networking and Collaboration: What We Can Learn from Zimbabwe’s Anti-Poaching Movement
Networking and Collaboration: What We Can Learn from Zimbabwe’s Anti-Poaching Movement

COLLABORATION - It’s never been more important to bring the poaching and wildlife conservation story to life, while also bringing together local and international stakeholders to build sustainable solutions to what has become a global issue. Recent developments, such as the US lifting bans on certain elephant trophy imports and changes to the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe, add to the intrigue of what is already a fascinating place.

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Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020
Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020

CLEANTECH - Sustainable isn’t a word often used to describe the cruise industry, which has historically received less than stellar grades for its environmental performance (although there have been signs of improvement). But Peace Boat, an NGO working to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment, has unveiled a new ship worthy of the descriptor.

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