Global warming is happening at a faster pace than anything people have experienced in the last 2000 years. IPCC report is based on more than 14,000 scientific publications and shows Physical Science Basis of Climate Change. It answers many ‘how’ questions and explains nature's reaction on our actions. Our climate is our future. We are responsible for our actions today.
Recent research show that a vast majority of travelers wish to stay at hotel properties that engage in sustainability. At the same time, some studies report that guests are also willing to pay a price premium for a more sustainable accommodation, which is linked to their level of environmental concern. However, a price premium can become also a barrier. [spacespace]
COVID-19 is shaping the way we travel and the concerns that we have at the forefront. Tourism industry has become one of the hardest-hit sectors facing massive losses, but the pandemic had also a positive impact on environment. How can we sustain those positive impacts and still return to the normal travel rhythm? [spacespacespacespacespacespacespacespacespace]
Hotels can help to tackle both climate and biodiversity collapse via their facilities. Moreover, they can decrease the risk of becoming stranded in future. Using Nature-Based solution affects not only environmental and financial aspects but also psychological and physiological well-being on building’s inhabitants, staff and guests. [
We have long lived in a world where we pursue short-term personal gains over long-term collective goals. However, it is getting obvious that we cannot move any longer on the same path and we are faced with social awakening on all levels. Where are we now in terms of ESG and what approach is necessary to create long-term solutions?
Did you know that in some destinations a tourist uses over 8 times more water than a local? The risk of desertification and drought, flooding and water pollution is there and has a severe impact on political and economical instability, inequality, hunger and environmental issues. How can hotels manage their water consumption more sustainably?
In a new research done by Booking.com among more than 29,000 travelers across 30 countries it is clearly seen that the pandemic has become the tipping point for travelers to commit to a sustainable future, with 73% of US travelers seeing sustainability as vital and 46% saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
Ocean plays a crucial role in supporting life on our planet; however, we should take more care of it. Plastic pollution is one of the issues threatening the ocean, and hotels can help to reduce the impact through various actions. [spacespacespacespacespacespacespacespacespace[spacespacespacespacespacespacespacespacespace]
One of the ways to reduce the pressure put on our ecosystems is by decreasing our resources consumption and making consumption more conscious. It is especially relevant to the food that we serve and eat. 1/3 of all food produced is wasted each year, 18% of which is created by hospitality and food service industries. What can hotels do to reduce food waste?
The future of the buildings is of a great relevance to the hospitality industry and the hotel sector. Those real estate owners who do not follow global decarbonisation plans and increasing regulatory and consumer demands put their assets at the risk of becoming stranded. To make carbon neutral future happen, a MACC tool is discussed and presented.
Hospitality industry is highly dependent on nature and its ecosystems. However, we should see nature not only as a 'capital' component available to businesses, but as a source of solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and protect biodiversity while ensuring the well-being of staff and guests alike. What actions can we take and how can we implement Nature-based Solutions for the best result?
Around 80% of the buildings that will be used in 2050 already exist today, including hotels. Therefore, decarbonizing them must be set as a priority. But is it even possible to make an existing hotel building net zero carbon? A real-life case study is presented to demonstrate the operational net zero carbon process and the impact of each stage in the journey. [spacespace]
During the pandemic, tourism and hospitality professionals had a chance to reflect and think about how to make our sector better for people and places around the world. What should we know already now in order to prepare for a more resilient and sustainable future?[spacespacespacespacespacespacespacespaces]
COVID-19 crisis has a huge impact on the hospitality industry, forcing us to reconsider the ways of designing services and experiences. Besides, we have climate change crisis where the actions should be taken already now. Is it only about emission reductions? Can technology help us?