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Inaugural Conference Led by Women in Tourism & Hospitality to Promote Diversity & Inclusion
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Inaugural Conference Led by Women in Tourism & Hospitality to Promote Diversity & Inclusion

SAN DIEGO—Women in Tourism & Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) will host its inaugural conference March 19 through 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley. The W.I.T.H. program recognizes and supports the contributions of women professionals who are significantly impacting tourism and hospitality in the San Diego metro area. W.I.T.H. will bring together corporations,...

Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy Are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020
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Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy Are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020

CHICAGO—Comfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year’s list of what’s hot in trends and creations coming to diners from restaurant kitchens. The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, released by the National Restaurant Association, offers a detailed look at the topics, trends, and products—from the ordinary to the surprising—rated sizzling hot by chefs...

Only 10 Years to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals but Businesses Remain on Starting Blocks for Integration & Progress
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Only 10 Years to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals but Businesses Remain on Starting Blocks for Integration & Progress

NATIONAL REPORT—Analysis by PwC of over 1,000 published reports from listed, private and public sector organizations, highlights that with only ten years to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a great deal of work to be done if business is to contribute meaningfully to national efforts. PwC’s annual assessment of public reporting on...

Rosewood Little Dix Bay Opens Following Four-Year Reimagination
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Opens Following Four-Year Reimagination

VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS—Following a four-year closure and comprehensive renovation, the 80-room Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has opened. Originally founded by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller over half a century ago in 1964 and long regarded as one of the world’s greatest getaways, the iconic resort has been...

Five of Europe’s Newest Eco-friendly Initiatives
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Five of Europe’s Newest Eco-friendly Initiatives

ROME, ITALY—In today’s age of Greta Thunberg and the rise of climate change activists, it’s not only political leaders who are being forced to ask the difficult questions surrounding environmental values. It’s all of us. With tourism being one of the significant causes of carbon emissions, responsible tourism is really coming to the fore. Holidaymakers...

Ray Caye: Rebranding A Sustainability-Centered Belizean Resort
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Ray Caye: Rebranding A Sustainability-Centered Belizean Resort

PLACENCIA, BELIZE—Ray Caye is a small (20-unit) island resort with a very large focus on sustainability. The property is 17 miles off the coast of Belize and a short flight from Belize City, then a boat ride. It has been open for eight years but is reopening in January as Ray Caye. This is a...

Teaching Sustainability in STEM and Hospitality Programs: Different Approaches…Same World
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Teaching Sustainability in STEM and Hospitality Programs: Different Approaches…Same World

NATIONAL REPORT—It’s curious to write an article on two seemingly diametrically opposed educational programs. On the one hand, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM); on the other hand, hospitality. At first glance, there seems to be nothing in common with these studies. STEM students are scientists, engineers, techies, and mathematicians who base their decisions on...

Crystal Springs Resort Comes Online with Northeast’s Largest Resort Based Solar Farm
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Crystal Springs Resort Comes Online with Northeast’s Largest Resort Based Solar Farm

HAMBURG, N.J.—Crystal Springs Resort announced it has commenced commercial operations of the largest resort based solar farm in the Northeastern United States. Developed in partnership with New Jersey based Marina Energy, the 25-acre solar field has over 19,000 solar panels and has the annual capacity to generate 3.5 megawatts of electricity, which is more power than...

Hilton LightStay is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard
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Hilton LightStay is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

MCLEAN, VA.—The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced that Hilton’s corporate responsibility management system has achieved “GSTC-Recognized Standard” status. Hilton is the first major hotel company to achieve this recognition. In 2009, Hilton launched LightStay, its award-winning platform that enables the company to track its environmental and social impact across its entire global portfolio of...

Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH
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Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH

PHILIPPINES—Hotel of Asia, Inc., the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has engaged Barone International as its sustainability consultant in its application for the LEED Gold certification of Hotel 101 Resort Boracay which is poised to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. “In this day and age when most modern buildings...