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Environmental Good Practice in Hotels

Environmental Good Practice in Hotels, published by UNEP IE and the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA), presents 15 case studies selected from the IH&RA annual Environmental Award. The case studies document environmental programmes initiated by independent hotels and international chains across the globe - in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Action areas include environmental policy, design and construction, water, energy, waste, emissions, purchasing, staff training, and guest communication.

The range of environmental initiatives featured is extensive, from simple recycling measures to water conservation using the latest technology, and from resorts built to strict environmental guidelines, to small hotels where the personal commitment of the general manager drives environmental activities. All case studies highlight the environmental and economic benefits gained by the actions taken. Also included are examples of environmental initiatives taken by national hotel associations, and a list of sources on environmental management publications and programmes in the hotel industry.

According to UNEP IE Director Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, "The publication has been made available to commend the efforts of pioneering hoteliers, provide practical examples of what can be achieved, promote good environmental practice throughout the industry and encourage dissemination of information on environmental management process and technologies".

Environmental Good Practice in Hotels helps hotels and tourism firms worldwide to improve their environmental performances. It is also of use to teaching institutions, industry associations and government agencies involved in promoting and supporting environmental management activities developed by the tourism industry.

Language: English
Publication date: 1996
Programme: Tourism
ISBN: 92 807 1623-9
Pages: 52