JA Hotels To Replace 1.7 Million Plastic Bottles With Glass

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2019

JA Resorts & Hotels have pledged to replace all plastic water bottles in the rooms and suites of their seven unique properties with environmentally-friendly and reusable glass bottles instead. Over the course of one year in Dubai, the JA Resorts & Hotels group tracked the disposal of plastic water bottles, which amounted to 1.7 million

Zero In On Sustainability

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Mar 2019

With sustainability on the rise in the industry, Zero Gravity, one of the leading beach clubs in the region is prioritising its responsibility towards the environment, whether that be through beach cleanups, doing away with plastic or rethinking waste management strategies. We caught up with the general manager, Peter Skudutis on their efforts to drive an

Dubai Tourism Leads Discussions On Hotel Retrofitting

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Mar 2019

Retrofit projects form part of ongoing efforts to nurture environmental sustainability across Dubai’s hotel properties. In a bid to drive environmental awareness amongst industry stakeholders, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is underlying ways in which the adoption of efficient resource management practices can lead to substantial annual savings for hotel properties.

Zero Gravity Pledges to Ban Single Use Plastic

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Beach club Zero Gravity has announced the launch of its environment friendly campaign to boycott single use plastic at the venue. The objective is to ban all plastic straws and plastic utensils including single use plastic cutlery, cups, plates, and stirrers from the venue and replace them with biodegradable alternatives. By the end of the year,

Middle East hotels must “act now” to manage water scarcity

by Crystal Chesters | 04 May 2017

A new report from PwC Middle East shows that climate change and resource scarcity will have a significant impact on the Middle East’s hospitality industry. Dr. Martin Berlin, deals partner at PwC Middle East presented the report, Global megatrends… and their impact on the Middle East’s travel and tourism industry’ at GM Leaders Conference on

Dubai Tourism hosts educational sustainability initiative

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Nov 2016

Dubai Tourism (DTCM) in collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF, Roya International and Insignia, hosted an initiative aimed at the hospitality industry, emphasising the importance of sustainability across the sector.  Hospitality Sustainability Board Game, the inaugural activity of the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative was held at Media One Hotel, engaged industry professionals from across the city,

MGK’s Endocube saves restaurants 30% on refrigeration costs

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Aug 2016

MGK, a provider HACCP monitoring solutions has introduced the Endocube, a device that can save catering and hospitality businesses up to 30% on refrigeration bills. The product reduces electrical power consumption of walk-in chillers and freezers, saving signifcant costs without any adverse impact on stored products. The MGK Endocube is composed of a food simulant

Sharjah eyes sustainable tourism solutions

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Jun 2016

Green Key certification is set to be a  priority area for Sharjah in developing the emirate’s hospitality sector and enhancing its position as a leading tourism destination in the region, said His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).  Addressing a Green Key Workshop organised by the Authority

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel reports a reduction of 424.50 tons of CO2 emissions

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Apr 2016

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has become Green Globe certified for the third year running having reported savings of up to AED 363,499.  Having met the requirements set by Green Globe Standard 1.7. The hotel achieved a score of 80% in 2016 improving from 75% in 2015 and 72% in 2014. Operational changes at

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his

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