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H2 Sustainability Consulting
Defining, integrating and implementing a pertinent Sustainability Strategy in a profitable economic model
Hervé Houdré managed prestigious hotels and hotel companies in Europe and the United States and was involved on the Boards of important local and international non-for-profit organizations, including GSTC. He combines the skills of a global professional with the experience of an operator who implemented the Objectives, Strategies and Tactics of a Triple Bottom Line approach (Profit, People, Planet) at a company and unit level. His strength is to help Tourism organizations (Hotels, Destinations, Academia) embed the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in a very pertinent and profitable way in their economic model and by the same token help them become better corporate citizens and responsible entities.
Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre
Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre (ETTC) was established in 2005, to train sufficient eco-guides to meet the needs of Hong Kong ecotourism industry. All training courses are planned and provided by an expert team consisting of nearly 40 members who have worked in tourism, diving, biological and cultural conservation for years. More than 5,000 students and eco-guides are trained by ETTC over these years. ETTC also trained the first batch of Geopark guides for Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Most Recommended Geopark Guides (R2G) in Hong Kong are graduated from ETTC. For more information, please visit www.ettc.hk
Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Ltd
Hostelling International (HI)
Hostelling International (HI) is a not-for-profit registered charity (England & Wales) representing over 70 Member Associations worldwide. In 2009, the international hostelling movement celebrated its 100th birthday, and its original values of, educating people of all nations, to understand, love and care for the countryside, and each other are still true today. HI has over 4 million members and 4,000 great hostels in 90 countries worldwide. Located in some of the world’s most inspiring locations, all our hostels meet assured standards, guaranteeing a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices. Our hostels offer private rooms for couples, groups or families, and beds for individual travellers. Hostelling International offers the real hostel experience and is committed to sustainable development with its own Sustainability Charter. HI is at the forefront of sustainable development in the sector, in line with customer needs and our corporate vision and values. For more information, please visit www.hihostels.com.
IMPACT Travel Alliance (ITA)
Impact Travel Alliance (ITA) is a large community for impact-focused travel professionals. Through education and advocacy around sustainable tourism, the organization aims to transform the travel industry into a force for good, and to help improve the world through business and leisure travel. ITA is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit with a highly engaged and active global community with 30 local chapters in cities around the world.
For more information, visit impacttravelalliance.org
Indonesia Ministry Of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism is the ministry in Indonesia concerned with the administration of tourism.
The ministry of Tourism developed the “Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia” (STD) to guide the sustainable development of tourism destinations in Indonesia. Recognizing the growing demand for travel to its many appealing destinations, the Ministry of Tourism seeks sustainable development at each of them.
“The Sustainable Tourism Destination (STD) Standard will promote Indonesia as a hub and an epicentrum for sustainable tourism certification in ASEAN and Asia Pacific,” says Indonesian Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya. “The Ministry Of Tourism has already endorsed 20 regions to be designated as pilot projects for the STD Standard and has also endorsed STD Standard implementation in 10 priorities destinations.”
Infinity Travel Services Limited
Infinity Travel Services Limited, known as “Infinity”, is a subsidiary company of Infinity (Int’l) Travel Holdings Inc. In mission to promote and implement a more sustainable tourism practice for global needs, “Infinity” has built its own product philosophy and corporate’s Standard Operation Procedures. It aims to strive to provide the best travel services and the most valuable travel experience for our customers. For more information, please visit www.myinfinitytravel.com
Innovation Norway, owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (51%) and the county authorities (49%) is the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We support companies in developing their competitive advantage and enhance innovation. Travel and tourism sector is one of the important industries in our portfolio, and we support and take part in the development in the industry by providing funding, analysis and surveys, advisory service, networks and programs, training and profiling in international markets. Innovation Norway owns and manages the official tourism brand Visit Norway. Please visit: www.innovasjonnorge.no
InterContinental Barclay New York
InterContinental Barclay New York, restored to its 1926 neo-Federal style, welcomes guests with personalized service, residential warmth and luxury. Located in midtown Manhattan’s eastside, the Barclay is the hotel of choice for the world’s business, diplomatic, cultural and social circles, offering 685 well-appointed guest rooms, including 86 suites and 18 function rooms. “Sustainability in the City” is the Barclay’s holistic sustainable hospitality program embracing social and ecological consciousness. Evolving into a model of sustainability urban hospitality, the Barclay is noted for its “Adoption” of a school, green purchasing, CFL bulbs, employee well-being and integrated charitable initiatives wherever and whenever possible.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is one of the leading hotel companies, with 4,700 hotels around the world, with well-known hotel brands, including InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza® and Holiday Inn®. IHG’s Corporate Responsibility programs focus on environmental sustainability, sustainable communities and disaster relief. One of IHG’s environmental sustainability program, IHG Green Engage, is a system that measures the impact IHG-branded hotels have on the environment, and helps them manage costs.. At the beginning of this year, IHG made a powerful demonstration of their ongoing commitment to protecting the environment and rolled out the program across the company’s global estate of over 4,700 hotels. http://www.ihg.com