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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORLD SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCED

一    Khalisah Stevens
|    May 7, 2024

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Regional UAE agency will extend the Alliance’s global reach

Dubai, 7TH May 2024; A significant step for the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) was announced last night in a roundtable event held in Dubai, where the Alliance welcomed Sustainability Kiosk to act as a strategic agency for them in the region. 

Covering the UAE, Sustainability Kiosk will be the local representative of the Alliance, curating a network of members and supporting collaboration on sustainability. This new approach, creating regional agencies, reflects the Alliance’s recent rebrand as the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance – a global and growing alliance with influence. 

Sustainability Kiosk is a leader in the UAE’s sustainable hospitality industry, with a platform that helps hoteliers reduce operational emissions from energy, water, waste and consumables. The organisation creates actionable plans which help bridge the gap between business as usual and more sustainable operations. 

The announcement was made at a side event of the Arabian Travel Market titled ‘Sustainable Hospitality’ in the Novotel DWTC. 15 C-suite and senior hospitality and tourism professionals with decades of experience in the region from brands Minor, Hilton, Millennium, Rove, IHG, Accor, Rotana and the support of Dubai Tourism attended the Sustainable Hospitality roundtable.

The event included in-depth discussions on pressing sustainability issues, regional needs and opportunities, and evolving priorities within the industry.   

The UAE representatives of the Alliance will provide a forum for industry professionals to connect, exchange ideas, collaborate and navigate the transition to green jobs in the hospitality sector.

Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance said, “I am delighted Sustainability Kiosk will be supporting the Alliance in the UAE, forging valuable connections with like-minded leaders in the region.  This will foster collaboration and, importantly, create tangible change in the industry.  By harnessing the knowledge and best practices of hospitality brands in the UAE we can accelerate the industry towards Net Positive.  This is the first of many planned regional chapters which will expand the Alliance’s global influence and reach.” 

CEO of Sustainability Kiosk Radhika Arapally, said, “We’re honoured to be appointed the UAE local representative for the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. This is a tremendous opportunity to convene regional industry leaders and empower hotels on their net-zero journeys through capacity training, goal setting, and measuring waste and consumption. Together, we can build a more sustainable future for hospitality in the region through collective concrete actions.” 

Growing the Alliance’s global footprint is an ambition which was outlined in the organisation’s 5-year strategy, unveiled last year.  The Alliance is in discussions with organisations in other key global markets to support in this growth.  These regions include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Asia, notably Hong Kong and Japan, with discussions ongoing in the USA, Australia, Mexico and Kenya.

The next executive roundtable event hosted by Sustainability Kiosk is slated to take place on the 3rd of October 2024, which will build on the insights and discussions at the Sustainable Hospitality roundtable.

About the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

The World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance brings together the hospitality industry and strategic partners to address key challenges affecting the planet and its people, local destinations and communities. They develop practical free resources and programmes to create a prosperous and responsible hospitality sector that gives back more than it takes. Their members represent over 50,000 hotels – totalling 7 million rooms – and include world-leading companies including Choice Hotels International, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, BWH Hotel Group and Radisson Hotel Group, as well as regional brands. Their network also includes other parts of the hospitality value chain, including owners, investors and suppliers, to further drive joined up action on sustainability, and accelerate the industry on the path to net positive hospitality. For more information, please visit: www.sustainablehospitalityalliance.org   

About Sustainability Kiosk: 

Sustainability Kiosk is a platform to help hoteliers reduce operational emissions across energy, water, waste and consumables. On the Sustainability Kiosk platform, we bring to life the topics and solutions in a way that’s easy to understand and helps everyone make the right buying decisions.  Through our Sustainability Management Partnership, we offer strategic support to hotels. We help identify opportunities for profitable, sustainable growth and compliance. Our team works alongside hotels to create actionable plans and bridge the gap towards achieving their sustainability goals. Learn more: https://sustainabilitykiosk.com/  

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