InterContinental Hotels Group response
IHG...take great pride in operating responsibly and in a sustainable way...This will be no different in Lhasa. IHG has a rigorous Code of Ethics and Business Conduct in place...Our hotels not only create jobs but also drive tourism income, thereby helping to increase living standards in those countries where we have a presence...We do this through direct employment - we plan to employ 600 people in Lhasa, at least 40% of which we hope will be local Tibetans - and through the IHG Academy, a pioneering collaboration between IHG hotels and local education providers to give young people skills development and employment opportunities...Finally, we comply with the laws and regulations in each of the countries in which we operate...In China, by law, all guests - regardless of nationality or ethnic background - are registered on check-in using identity documents. This is applicable to all hotels operating in the region.
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