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WTTC Releases Major New Guidelines for Inclusion & Diversity to Aid Global Travel & Tourism Businesses
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WTTC Releases Major New Guidelines for Inclusion & Diversity to Aid Global Travel & Tourism Businesses

LONDON—The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and diversity in the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been compiled to support businesses of all sizes and provide an inclusive work environment for all employees. Research has shown that by supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace companies experience...

Bed & Breakfast Helps Revive Historic Miami Overtown & Promote Cultural Tourism
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Bed & Breakfast Helps Revive Historic Miami Overtown & Promote Cultural Tourism

Jamila Ross and Akino West MIAMI—The Copper Door B&B is an intimate 22-room bed and breakfast located in the historic Black community of Overtown in Miami. The charming bed and breakfast is the passion project of hospitality industry veterans Jamila Ross and Akino West who aim to resurrect southern hospitality while honoring the neighborhood’s powerful...

Pechanga Donated Toys, Gifts, Dollars to Those in Need
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Pechanga Donated Toys, Gifts, Dollars to Those in Need

TEMECULA, CALIF.—In early December, Pechanga Development Corp. donated toys, gifts and monetary funds for children and families in need through three Southern California charities—ABC7’s Spark of Love, the Marines’ Toys for Tots and the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation. The funds and gifts totaled nearly $15,000, and Pechanga leaders said they intend to help more deserving...

Eco-Conscious Element Brand Expands in Middle East with Opening of Element Al Jaddaf
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Eco-Conscious Element Brand Expands in Middle East with Opening of Element Al Jaddaf

DUBAI, U.A.E.—Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of Element Al Jaddaf in one of Dubai’s emerging districts. Element Al Jaddaf presents an eco-friendly concept for guests seeking to maintain a balanced lifestyle while travelling. Inspired by nature and with a bright aesthetic, Element Al Jaddaf features streamlined furnishings in light natural tones with...

Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists
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Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands has again been recognized by global environmental nonprofit CDP, on its Climate and Water A Lists. This marks the sixth consecutive year the company has appeared on the Climate A List, and the third straight appearance on the Water A List. Being named to the Climate A List highlights the company’s...

Two Companies Join Together to Provide Luxury Treehouse-Style Experience in Tulum
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Two Companies Join Together to Provide Luxury Treehouse-Style Experience in Tulum

BOULDER, COLO.—KAN Tulum, a vacation development, and SkyRun Vacation Rentals Riviera Maya, a premium full-service property management company, have come together to provide a sustainable luxury vacation experience in Tulum, Mexico. KAN Tulum, composed of 42 treehouse-style units based on an organic design, utilizes renewable energy sources to create a luxury experience while living at...

Honeywell Survey: Cleanliness & Hygiene Top Priority When Choosing Flights, Hotels
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Honeywell Survey: Cleanliness & Hygiene Top Priority When Choosing Flights, Hotels

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A recent Honeywell survey conducted by YouGov PLC finds travelers are placing an increased focus on cleanliness and hygiene when selecting which airlines to fly and which hotels to book. Although cost also remains a top motivator in travel decisions, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted travelers’ focus toward safety as they make travel decisions....

USGBC: Total Global LEED Hotel Projects Tops 2,100
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USGBC: Total Global LEED Hotel Projects Tops 2,100

The LEED certified Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colo. WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, including hotels, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and...

Sandals Founder Leaves Strong Environmental Track Record Behind
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Sandals Founder Leaves Strong Environmental Track Record Behind

Gordon “Butch” Stewart The travel industry lost Gordon “Butch” Stewart this week. He was the founder of Sandals Resorts, the leading hotel chain in the Caribbean, Beaches Resorts, and their parent company Sandals Resorts International. He was also the founder and chairman of the ATL Group of Companies and the Jamaica Observer. Steward left behind...

Hilton Among Best Workplaces in Greater China
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Hilton Among Best Workplaces in Greater China

SHANGHAI—Global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work, announced that Hilton took the top spot on the list of this year’s “Best Workplaces in Greater China 2020”. This is the sixth consecutive year that Hilton has been named to Greater China’s “Best Workplaces” list, and the second consecutive year that it has been named...