The “Good Tourism” Podcast #2: How to be a plastic-free hotel in 15 minutes

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As co-founder of the not-for-profit Refill NOT Landfill in Cambodia, Christian de Boer claims a hotel can obliterate its reliance on plastic water bottles in about 15 minutes. All it takes is willpower, a signature, and a willingness to absorb or pass on about a dollar a day per guest. With more than a decade’s […]

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Hotels train staff to read signs of modern slavery

modern slavery hotels. Old-school room keys.

Advertise Here Adult guests who check in with a child, repeat cash bookings, or late check-ins without luggage could all be signs of modern slavery under guidance newly issued to staff at a British hotel chain. The 400 staff at Shiva hotels—from receptionists to human resources staff to cleaners—will be trained as part of a […]

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Cuba gov’t praises Jardines del Rey hotels for sustainable practices

Cuba's government praises Jardines del Rey hotels for their sustainable pratices

Four hotels in Jardines del Rey, Cuba have achieved “good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism”, according to Prensa Latina, an information agency for Latin America. Jardines del Rey (“Gardens of the King”) is an archipelago off the northern coast of Cuba, in the provinces of Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey. […]

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