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CWT Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020
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CWT Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS—CWT Meetings & Events, the global meetings and events division of CWT, says that sustainability will continue to be an ever more important business consideration for the $840 billion industry in 2020, according to the M&E 2020 Future Trends Report bonus feature, The Future of Sustainable Events, published yesterday. As activists protest in some of...

Las Vegas Sands Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
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Las Vegas Sands Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands Corp. once again has been recognized by the S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) for its industry-leading performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. Sands is the only Integrated Resort company included in the DJSI North America. In 2019, Sands made significant performance improvements in human rights, corporate citizenship and...

Hilton Marks Global Handwashing Day by Expanding Soap Recycling Effort Around the World
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Hilton Marks Global Handwashing Day by Expanding Soap Recycling Effort Around the World

MCLEAN, VA.—To mark Global Handwashing Day, Hilton announced the expansion of its soap recycling program, totaling 5,300 properties in more than 70 countries and territories around the globe. Hilton’s decade-long soap recycling program, which is already the largest in the hospitality industry, helps fight the hygiene epidemic plaguing underserved communities where tens of thousands of...

Radisson Hotel Group Begins Rollout of Global Responsible Business Training Program
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Radisson Hotel Group Begins Rollout of Global Responsible Business Training Program

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Radisson Hotel Group has introduced its new global Responsible Business training program, Living and Leading Responsible Business. Set to be rolled out worldwide over the next 16 months, the new program will cement Radisson Hotel Group’s position as a Responsible Business leader and will give team members the tools they need to drive standards...

Sunday, November 10 is Big Day for Green Conversations at HX, BDNY
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Sunday, November 10 is Big Day for Green Conversations at HX, BDNY

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY) are just a month away. Both events will be held concurrently at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from November 10 to 11. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions this year, the two shows will together feature hundreds of exhibitors—many of...

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists Announced
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WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists Announced

LONDON—The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, the panel of expert judges have decided on 14 global businesses, destinations and organizations to receive the prestigious awards. The esteemed panel of industry professionals filtered through masses of applications to find the best of the...

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Wild About First Resort in Galápagos Islands
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Wild About First Resort in Galápagos Islands

BANGKOK—The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters. The isolated chain of 19 islands emerged alone from the rest of the world and its ecology developed in its own unique way. Guests at the upcoming Six Senses Galapagos will therefore experience a one-of-a-kind (literally-anywhere-on-earth) natural environment. Six Senses Galapagos...

Real Estate Investors Look to Retrofitting for a Low Carbon Future
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Real Estate Investors Look to Retrofitting for a Low Carbon Future

NATIONAL REPORT—Ambitious new regulations on carbon emissions and a growing focus on sustainability is driving real estate investors to consider future-proofing their assets through retrofitting. Real estate is responsible for around 40 percent of global carbon emissions, according to the World Economic Forum and cities around the world have made pledges to play their part...

Soul Community Planet Announces New ‘One Tree: One Forest’ Program
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Soul Community Planet Announces New ‘One Tree: One Forest’ Program

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF.—Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced a new program—“One Tree: One Forest”—with the goal of making a meaningfully positive difference in the world one small step at a time. Through the program, Soul Community Planet will help to reforest unnaturally deforested areas around the world by donating the estimated cost to plant a...

Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees
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Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees

TOKYO—Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company, Ltd. (RPHS) says that between June this year and January 2020 it will introduce biodegradable drinking straws made from polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived from renewable biomass such as fermented corn starch, thus replacing around 280,000 plastic straws per year. The company took the decision after due consideration of...