Green hotels

Tripadvisor GreenLeaders Sustainable Hotel Program – How Credible?

Tripadvisor‘s anouncement of the Green Leaders programme had led to quite a bit of excitement throghout the sustainable tourism community and those, like myself, watching it from the edges. A couple of years have passed, and the excitement seems to be fading. Sustainable travel and tourism reporter Valere Tjolle (TravelMole) in a recent article overtly…

Park Inn by Radisson, Central Tallinn

Checked in @ Park Inn by Radisson, Tallinn, Estonia

Every drop counts, is the first thing I read after checking in at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel, central Tallinn, Estonia. Right next to the little leaflet on the hotel’s efforts to reduce water consumption is another one about its Green Key accreditation. This being my first time in the Baltic country, Estonia indeed…

sustainability reporting - the next step

Sustainability reporting: The next step

Corporate sustainability reporting has to become mandatory in order to reach sufficient progress towards sustainable development, writes Paul Hohnen, a consultant and Associate Fellow of Chatham House, in the Guardian. Governments should agree on globally valid guidelines of how companies are to report on sustainability aspects – the upcoming Rio+20 conference being perhaps the best…