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Title: SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN YOUR BUSINESS


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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN YOUR BUSINESS
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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN YOUR BUSINESS
  • TODAYS AIMS
  • Learn about sustainable tourism and how it can
    benefit customers, destinations and the company
  • Learn about some specific initiatives around
    excursions and activities, accommodation,
    suppliers and engaging customers
  • Explore how to take these further, improving the
    way our company contributes to sustainable
    tourism
  • Agree what action to take

3
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
  • THE BUSINESS CASE AND OUR COMPANYS APPROACH
  • Great holidays that help people and the
    environment, so there will be great holidays in
    the future

4
(UN)SUSTAINABLE TOURISMENVIRONMENT
  • Energy, water, resources
  • saving or wasting?
  • renewable or running out?
  • Pollution and litter
  • keeping it clean, reducing hazards
  • Wildlife and wild places
  • exploiting or preserving?
  • Climate change
  • doing our bit

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(UN)SUSTAINABLE TOURISMCOMMUNITIES
  • Fair labour standards and safe workplaces
  • or discrimination, exploitation and unhappiness
  • Respect and dignity
  • or arrogance and mockery
  • Thriving local economies
  • or poor and marginalised communities

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(UN)SUSTAINABLE TOURISMOUR BUSINESS
  • Places people want to visit
  • beautiful and unspoilt
  • Communities which welcome our guests
  • not hostile or hassling
  • Holiday experiences that meet customers needs
    and desires
  • authentic, different, in tune with their values
  • Understanding what the future holds
  • in a fast-changing world
  • Cost-effective and efficient
  • with energy and resources, as well as people and
    assets

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WHY BOTHER? THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE
TOURISM
  • Customers
  • Investors
  • Costs
  • Opportunities

8
CUSTOMERS
  • Protecting the product
  • unspoilt destinations (pollution, water scarcity,
    extreme weather)
  • unique character (unsympathetic development,
    imported goods and culture)
  • Experiences and adventure
  • different cultures, foods, ways of life
  • Being welcome

9
CUSTOMERS EMERGING TRENDS

A significant proportion of holidaymakers are
  • Worried about the impact of their holidays (26)
  • Worried about climate change and holidays (23)
  • Seeking more authentic experiences (54)
  • Would choose a hotel with a green award, if
    available (a 9 preference)

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CUSTOMERS AND DESTINATIONS
  • Staying desirable
  • as a place to visit
  • as a place to work
  • as a place to live and raise a family
  • over the long term

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INVESTORS
  • Liabilities and future-proofing
  • Extreme weather, climate change
  • Rising fuel costs tax, regulations, peak oil
  • Liabilities greenhouse gas emissions
  • Customer aspirations, market shift

12
COSTS CLIMATE CHANGE PUTS TOURISM AT RISK
  • Seaside beach erosion, sea level rise, sea
    surges and storms, reduced fresh water supply.
    Where will the new destinations be?
  • Mountains shorter winter sport seasons, demand
    for higher altitude resorts. Longer summer
    seasons?
  • Stormy weather, droughts, heatwaves cancelled
    holidays, rescues, rebuilding

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COSTSWASTING RESOURCES IS A WASTE OF MONEY
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Raw materials and products
  • Taxes and fines

14
COSTS SOCIAL
  • Communities and staff who think they are not
    being treated fairly and with respect wont
    welcome our customersWhat might this cost us?

15
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Good management cost savings, future proofing
  • Getting passionate innovation, excellence
  • Building a brand

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SUPPLY CHAIN BEST PRACTICEACCOMMODATION
  • Some practical opportunities
  • A practical auditing and marketing tool

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WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

Getting there and getting around, less CO2 Fuel
efficiency, public transport, cycling and walking
- excursions and transfers too Using energy,
water and other resources efficiently Lighting,
heating, natural ventilation, efficient fittings,
reuse and recycling
Treating local people and employees
fairly Sourcing locally, fair wages, promoting
local products Celebrating and protecting
natural and cultural heritage Forests, beaches,
reefs, buildings, sacred places, traditions
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GETTING THERE, AND GETTING AROUND, WITH LOWER
EMISSIONS
  • Fuel efficient aircraft and smarter flying
    techniques
  • Ferry and train
  • Providing and promoting bikes, public transport,
    walking etc
  • Efficient and alternative fuelled cars, transit
    vehicles
  • Excursions and transfers

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USING ENERGY AND RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY
HOTEL MAKEOVER PROJECT
  • 195,240 kWh electricity 39 households
  • Electricity savings from the 3 hotels 41
    passenger flights to Florida
  • Electricity savings from the 3 hotels 500
    million photocopies
  • 44,090,000 litres water 800 households
  • Financial savings 74,000

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OUR DIRECT IMPACTSAT THE OFFICE
  • Turn off, turn down
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Smart appliances
  • Smart behaviour
  • Walk, cycle, public transport, greener vehicles

22
TREATING PEOPLE FAIRLY
  • Kenya Setting up a new excursion with fair
    payment for villages visited
  • Mexico Creating links for the Maya communities
    to supply and sell jams to hotels

23
CELEBRATING AND PROTECTING CULTURAL AND NATURAL
HERITAGE
  • Turtle awareness training, so holidaymakers know
    which bits of beach to avoid, and hotels
    understand how they can protect nesting beaches
  • Demarcation buoys around coral reefs, to prevent
    accidental damage
  • Excursions to inland villages, visiting
    wine-makers and sampling almond sweets in Cyprus

24
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Good management cost savings, future-proofing
  • Getting passionate innovation, excellence
  • Building a brand

25
HAPPY ACCIDENT?
  • GOOD PLANNING!

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WHO BENEFITS?
  • Our customers
  • Our business
  • The people and the places our customers love to
    visit!

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SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIERS
WHAT IS THE SUSTAINABILITY STORE?
  • Fully interactive supplier-led system to improve
    sustainability performance
  • Self-assessment checklists, defect reporting,
    task management, sustainable solutions
  • Verification system third party auditing
  • Awards scheme gold, silver, bronze
  • Appearing in brochures 2008

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SPECIFICS
  • Checklists
  • Supplier audits
  • Gradings for more sustainable hotels

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MORE DETAILS ON THE HOTEL MAKEOVER PROJECT
  • You have the power to make a huge difference by
    taking some simple steps
  • Hotels can save up to 25 on water and energy
    costs
  • You can also use sustainability to appeal to
    your British customers, as its a really hot
    topic in the UK


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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RESULTS
  • Huge wastage of energy and water identified
  • lack of adequate maintenance
  • incorrect usage of equipment
  • procedural inadequacies
  • lack of awareness/ knowledge

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RESULT
SHOWERHEADS
  • IssueDelivering 1618 litres/min (max
    recommended 9.5 litres/min)
  • Remedy Fit flow restrictors/ controllers (cost
    1-5 each)

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IMPLEMENTATION BENEFITS
  • Environmental benefits achieved by implementing
    this recommendation in 80 guest rooms
  • reduce water consumption by 2,440m3/year
  • reduce the volume of wastewater generated by the
    hotel
  • reduce LPG consumption by 7,100kg/year
  • Supplier benefits achieved by implementing this
    recommendation
  • save 9,220 /year in water and LPG
  • Implementation cost 400
  • Payback period 2 weeks

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RESULT
TOILETS
  • IssueLeaking toilets continually allow water to
    trickle from the refill valve into the cistern
    affecting 10 of toilets
  • RemedyRegular maintenance

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IMPLEMENTATION BENEFITS
  • Environmental benefits achieved by implementing
    this recommendation
  • reduce water consumption by 1,750m3/year
  • Supplier benefits achieved by implementing this
    recommendation
  • save 2,460 per year in water costs
  • Implementation cost
  • already incorporated within routine maintenance

35
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RESULT
TOASTERS
  • IssueConveyor belt toasters are used and run
    for four hours every day, continuously, but
    utilised for little more than one hour of that
    time
  • RemedyReplace with pop up toasters

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IMPLEMENTATION BENEFITS
  • Environmental benefits achieved by implementing
    this recommendation
  • reduce electricity consumption by 8,830kWh/year
  • Supplier benefits achieved by implementing this
    recommendation
  • save 520 per year in electricity costs
  • Implementation cost
  • negligible if routinely replaced

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RESULT
SWIMMING POOLS
  • Issues
  • water loss through leakage
  • water loss through inefficiency
  • incorrect water turnover rate
  • too frequent backwashing
  • Remedy
  • Routine maintenance and revision of operational
    parameters

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IMPLEMENTATION BENEFITS
  • Environmental benefits achieved by implementing
    this recommendation
  • reduce water consumption by 4,320m3/year
  • reduce electricity consumption by 11,240kWh/year
  • Supplier benefits achieved by implementing this
    recommendation
  • save 6,780 per year in water and electricity
    costs
  • Implementation cost
  • negligible if routinely replaced

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SUMMARY
Caloura Hotel Resort
  • Environmental Improvements when implemented
    amount to energy savings equivalent to 74,000
    per annum

Louis Imperial Beach Hotel
Paloma Perissia Hotel
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NOT JUST ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE TOO
  • Staff
  • Holidays, safety, contracts, pay, training...
  • Community
  • Access to resources and amenities, trading
    opportunities, dignity, respect

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NOT JUST ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE TOO
  • Staff
  • Holidays, safety, contracts, pay, training...
  • Community
  • Access to resources and amenities, trading
    opportunities, dignity, respect

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SUPPLIER AUDITS AND GRADINGS FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE
HOTELS
  • Understand and manage risks and opportunities in
    your supply chain
  • Reward those suppliers who are doing well, with a
    grading
  • Signal to customers that we care

Bronze Award
Sliver Award
Gold Award
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WHATS IN IT FOR THE SUPPLIERS?
  • Cost savings
  • energy, water, waste
  • Differentiation
  • Quality
  • Long-term sector benefit
  • Staff morale and loyalty

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TALKING TO SUPPLIERS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
  • In pairs, have a conversation where one of you
    plays the part of a member of staff and the other
    one takes on the role of a hotel manager or other
    appropriate supplier.
  • The conversation should cover
  • What the company wants the supplier to do?
  • Why?
  • Whats in it for the supplier?

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CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
  • How can we make our holidays the best they can
    be for the environment and people?
  • What can I do, in my job, to champion
    sustainable tourism?

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REFLECTING ON THE TRAINING
  • What have you learnt?
  • What do you now realise about what you can do to
    help bring about sustainable tourism?
  • How do you now feel about your company and
    sustainable tourism?

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