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The Hospitality Industry: Have Hotels Checked out on Responsible Tourism?

Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation, Published on: 1 June 2006

...although responsible and sustainable tourism is increasingly on the agendas of social and environmental activists and even some governments, it is something that by and large corporations in the industry have been slow to sign up to, particularly in North America...Human rights concerns for the industry...include child and bonded labor, workplace health and safety, commercial exploitation of children, exploitation of migrant workers, discrimination, and displacement of indigenous people...Hotel worker’s union Unite Here say injuries and increased workloads will be major issues in negotiations this spring with Hilton, Starwood and other chains. [refers to positive steps by Banyan Tree, Fairmont Hotel, Carlson, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels]

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Related companies: Carlson Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (part of FRHI Hotels & Resorts) FRHI Hotels & Resorts Hilton InterContinental Hotels Marriott Starwood Hotels