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Hotel Sector to see c E127,000,000 increased environmental costs over next 10 years

SEE OUR CALL TO ACTION BELOW Whilst the negative impacts of the pandemic capture almost 100% of the sectors attention the environmental challenges facing us remain in place – and are increasing in intensity if you watch international reports and climate change issues occurring around the world. However, all businesses must also be aware of […]

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Tourism Recovery Plan 2020-2023

Its great to see Environmental Sustainability highlighted – however, we have been here before in the Tourism Action Plans. Don’t hold your breath – we seem incapable of adopting and implementing environmental sustainability as a core discipline within tourism and hospitality – we are very good at talking a lot about it though!

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Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has published recommendations on how the industry can continue fighting plastic pollution during the COVID-19 recovery Download the Recommendations here Green Hospitality also runs the Plastic Smart GREENMark. This is a programme designed to place the Irish Hospitality & Tourism Sector at the forefront of the War Against Plastic and show that […]

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EV Charging – Are you Charged Up?

Many hotels and guesthouses across the country have already installed Electric Vehicle Car Charging points. Some have installed medium/fast chargers with the majority focusing in basic 7-22kW units which deliver a good charge overnight. But the majority of hotels and guesthouses still do not have EV Chargers. I recently watched a hotel run a cable […]

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Green Hairdressing Salons

Sustainability is expanding and becoming an inexorable business approach. If you are not engaged, you are really not engaged! Your customers are been targeted by sustainable competitors = so why are you not on this business path – It saved you money, it pleases your staff, it retains existing customers and it attracts new customers […]

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New Waste Action Plan – Implications for Hospitality

What are the key implications for hospitality and tourism? Covid-19 and Brexit are not going to stop the remorseless attack on waste across Europe. Smart businesses will take these challenges on board and put in place policies to be ahead of the curve, rather than wait to be punished or catch up. Single Use Plastics […]

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Energy Efficiency delivers Profit equivalent to ADR Increase

The importance of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Hotel Industry It is documented that every 10% reduction in energy consumption has the same financial effect as increasing your average daily room rate (ADR) by $0.62 to $1.35. The hospitality sector is one of the most energy-intensive and rising energy costs are driving owners/operators, as well […]

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Tourism Development Opportunity

NTA allocates Euro 55m for cycling and walking projects GHP Comment: Smart accommodation suppliers will offer walking and cycling packages to their guests to benefit from these developments. Really smart businesses will link up with other accommodation suppliers and create routes with baggage transported between destinations. Extremely smart businesses will do the above and provide […]

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Solar Panel Rules Relaxed

Restrictions on the number of rooftop solar panels on houses and other properties are to be lifted to boost the amount of solar energy generated in communities. New rules will also allow more schools and community buildings to install solar for their own energy needs. The main outstanding issue is potential glint or glare from […]

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Sustainable Tourism Working Group – REPORT

As part of the Tourism Action Plan 2019-2021 the Tourism Leadership Group created a Sustainable Tourism Working Group National and International research was conducted and in December 2019 the Sustainable Tourism Working Group Report was endorsed by the TLG and published. As with so many other reports and plans Covid-19 intervened. However, in the Programme […]

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