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Mövenpick Hotel Colombo Welcomes the Season with Upcycled Christmas Tree Lighting

The first Swiss hospitality chain in Colombo marked the beginning of the Christmas season with their tree lighting ceremony. Passionate about “making moments”, the Mövenpick Hotel unveiled a 16ft Christmas Tree, made of over 5,000 upcycled plastic water bottles. As part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group with over 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across the globe, this initiative aligns with their sustainability scheme “Planet 21”, which hopes to combine development with growth that will serve the environment and local communities.

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Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino: Keeping the Planet Green and the Oceans Clean

In accordance with its sustainability management plan, Royalton Punta Cana has wide-ranging conservation programs in place that strongly align with these objectives. Energy saving initiatives have been implemented such as the use of energy saving air conditioning units and appliances and energy efficient lighting. Solar energy is also utilised, a readily available renewable form of energy that can be harnessed in this sunny destination.

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Dutch Culture Highlighted at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Sustainability and the essence of being Dutch, are visible throughout Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, through its design and food. Front Office staff can advise guests about a range of local activities that feature uniquely Dutch culture such as walking tours, museums, boat rides on the famous canals and dining at nearby restaurants.

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Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics

All Hyatt brands worldwide will move to large-format bathroom amenities and reduce single-use water bottles by June 2021. “Plastic pollution is a global issue, and we hope our efforts will motivate guests, customers and, indeed, ourselves to think more critically about our use of plastic,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt.

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Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Bids ‘Au Revoir’ To Plastic Water Bottles

The Sheikh Zayed Road hotel launches its newest sustainability project – Our Oasis, an onsite plant designed to efficiently refill water bottles for use throughout the property. The water conservation campaign also focuses on replacing all single-use plastic with reusable drinkware. The initiative aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles by more than 600,000 based on the total number of keys as well as last year’s consumption Mecure Dubai

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Two Seasons Hotel Dubai Supports the Clean Up UAE Campaign

The Emirates Environmental Group, EEG, launch the 18th annual 'Clean Up UAE' campaign under the Patronage of the Ministry of Economy and in the presence of His Excellency Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of UAE. ‘It is our mission to extend our continuous efforts to raise awareness and encouraging our employees, to be more conscious about the environmental sustainability. Our goal is to promote positive environmental action by individuals through active participation in specific project, campaigns and activities.’ said Mr. Freddy Farid, the Managing Director of Two Seasons Hotel Management FZ LLC.

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Tourisme responsable: nos vacances sont-elles vraiment en train de changer?

Oubliez la piscine à débordement sur le toit: le nouvel argument des hôtels, c'est la douche écologique. Le durable est même tendance jusque dans le choix des matelas. Nos vacances sont-elles vraiment en train de changer? Nous nous sommes posé cinq questions en interrogeant des acteurs de terrain.

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