Travellers

Environmental stewardship is a topic on many managers’ minds these days. Consumers are becoming more conscious of who they are supporting with many basing their choice on environmental standards. Looking beyond the dollar value of being sustainable in practice, committing to sustainability shows a commitment to the community your business operates in, as a long-term investment in the health and betterment of your neighbours. Having...

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Green Key Global, the hotel and lodging industry’s sustainable certification program of choice, has partnered with business travel technology company Tripkicks to enable business travelers to reduce their impact on the environment. Tripkicks is an add-on to SAP Concur, and provides travelers with insights and guidance as they book their trip, so they can make the best decisions. With studies showing that 85% of global...

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Travelling is one of the best ways to learn. It allows us to immerse ourselves in new environments, practice other languages, and see new cultures and histories.   However, a Nature study shows that annual tourism equals over 8 percent of the world’s carbon footprint and is growing every year. Another study says 76 percent of people said that company CEOs should “lead on the environment rather than waiting for...

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The year is 2008. The economic downturn has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his doors open. Other hotels opened nearby in the time that followed – Marriott’s, Hampton Inn’s, those that were “affordable” without being considered a truly “budget” property....

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