Application activity 1

In the video How to grow your own fresh air?, researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

Does it inspire you to implement something in your accommodation? Apart from implementing specific plants in your accommodations, do you believe it would help if you inform your guests? How?

Application activity 2

Hotel Cavendish: The Cavendish is a stylish central London hotel at Jermyn Street is known for its eco-pioneering. In London, Cavendish hotel is the leading eco-conscious hotel and is the winner of the most prestigious award called Green Tourism for London Gold Award. In addition to this it has accepted many more accolades for its initiatives. The Cavendish has a very environmentally friendly culture at their workplace which can be seen in its every pore.

As an example, Hotel Cavendish buys ethically sourced coffee and fair trade tea. The hotel uses only eco-friendly chemicals and closely work with suppliers do reduce packaging and time in transportation. Its waste product is always going for recycling. For its noble initiatives it has got recognitions through Gold Award in Sustainable Tourism, 3-Star Accreditation by the SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association) and Icarus Environmental Award.

Could you think of something you could do in this direction? For example, offering a “different” breakfast based on fair trade and eco-friendly or home-made cakes?

Application activity 3

Try to think of your main interest and passions. Think of the trends and opportunities we have presented in Activity 2.

Could you think of 1-2 new products, services or strategies that you may think combining the actual trends in tourism and your interests?Then, after you have thought of it: what do you think would be the best way to introduce it to your guests?