The Hotel Yearbook Publishes Special Edition Dedicated To Sustainability In The Hospitality Sector

6 March 2019

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For the second time, The Hotel Yearbook has launched a special edition focused entirely on the issue of sustainability: what are the key trends, and how can the hotel industry improve its practices? Featuring editorial contributions from 30 internationally respected senior executives, consultants and academics, The Hotel Yearbook 2020 - Sustainable Hospitality examines challenges that the hotel industry faces as it explores and implements ways to operate more effectively as green enterprises. Spearheading the project again as Guest Editor was Prof. Willy Legrand, a leading expert on corporate environmental management.

Maastricht, Netherlands - More and more, the hotel industry is making a conscious effort to deal with the impact its business activities have on the environment. Both large hospitality chains and individual hotels recognize the tangible benefits in finding proactive ways to mitigate environmental impacts, and they are seeing additional benefits that include efficiency gains, cost savings, and an enhanced reputation.

The Hotel Yearbook 2020 - Sustainable Hospitality gathers the ideas and experiences from a wide-ranging group of senior executives, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask, "What have been some of the industry's successes in this challenging area of business? What lies ahead?"

Covering topics ranging from waste management technologies and sustainable food systems to the evolving nature of corporate responsibility strategies, this publication is an essential read to every manager in the hospitality industry.

Returning for his second stint as Guest Editor in Chief of this edition was Dr. Willy Legrand, Professor of Hospitality Management at the IUBH School of Business and Management in Bad Honnef - Bonn, Germany. Prof. Legrand, whose academic background includes a specialization in corporate environmental management, worked in the hospitality industry in Canada and Germany before joining the International University Bad Honnef (IUBH), where he lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels on sustainable hospitality development and management, hospitality facilities management, and marketing.

"Our aim with this second edition was to make The Hotel Yearbook 2020 - Sustainable Hospitality an indispensible reference on the current state of sustainability best practices - and therefore a rich source of actionable ideas," said Prof. Legrand.

"Whether motivated by potential cost savings, improving their corporate image, or simply by the ethical aspects of stewardship, the hospitality industry is mobilizing to tackle a number of environmental challenges," said Henri Roelings, founder & CEO of Hsyndicate, and publisher of The Hotel Yearbook. "Willy Legrand successfully brought his experience and network to bear on putting together an excellent publication on this topic, reaching out to opinion leaders all in several countries. It is full of good ideas that the industry could put into practice."

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The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications that call upon a wide-ranging group of senior executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask, "What lies ahead for the global hotel industry?" In The Hotel Yearbook - whether it is the highly respected annual edition or any of the special editions focusing on such critically important themes as technology, talent development, or the digital world - our forward-looking contributors share with readers the key trends and developments that they believe could have an impact on the performance of the hotel industry in the future. Visit

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