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 Online e-learning for Tourism Businesses in Bonaire launched

March 2021

Co-created with Bonaire Duradero and with support from WWF-NL, the free e-learning is an opportunity for eveyrone on Boanire to learn why reducing single-use plastic is important and how they can achieve it

Travel Without Plastic webinar draws a crowd

February 2021

‘Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project joined forces with us to hold a webinar designed for hoteliers in Ayia Napa, Protaras and the wider Famagusta region which was extremely well received by all participants

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Version 2.0 FREE E-Learning for Hotels Launched

December 2020

Almost 500 industry professionals have taken our recently launched course on how to reduce plastic and keep staff and guests safe.  We've made some changes and just launched V2 for a smoother e-learning experience.  

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Collaboration with on sustainability handbook

November 2020

Over the past 18 months we have, and continue to collaborate with  We're delighted to see their sustainability handbook for hospitality businesses is now available including a chapter on single-use plastic reduction

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How to reduce single-use plastic and keep staff and guests safe 

October 2020

Our joint webinar with Innovation Lighthouse and Green Key International was extremely popular with everyone that joined.  Covering practical changes and top communications tips.

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Septiembre 2020

Gracias al apoyo de Futouris y con la intervención de Intertek Cristal (especialistas en seguridad e higiene), hemos dado una conferencia digital sobre cómo reducir el plástico en hoteles.
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Support from to create FREE E-Learning for Hotels

August 2020

Thanks to ongoing support from, TWP is working to develop a FREE E-Learning for hotels on how to reduce plastic and keep staff and guests safe.  Content will be developed with technical support from the hygiene experts at Intertek Cristal.  

TWP announces collaboration with Green Key International

August 2020

Green Key and Travel Without Plastic are proud to announce a new cooperation agreement aimed at promoting and facilitating plastic reduction without compromising the guest experience or health and safety expectations. 

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TWP and MVO Nederlands deliver webinar on reducing plastics and maintaining hygiene standards

July 2020

TWP's Jo Hendrickx and Rachel McCaffery co-presented a webinar sharing their insight and recommendations to reduce single-use plastics even during the COVID reco

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TWP amongst first signatories of Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

June 2020

21 leading tourism companies, suppliers, business associations, NGOs, consultancies and certification schemes announced their signature of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and disclosed their ambitious commitments with regards to the elimination of unnecessary single-use plastics, transition to reuse models and use of reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging and items. 

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TWP on Advisory Committee of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, officially launched at FITUR, Madrid

January 2020

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative was officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNEP, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to tackle the root causes of plastic pollution, enabling businesses and governments to take joint action.

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Stopping the Flood of Plastic - Panel Discussion supported by WWF at the GSTC 2019 Global Conference

December 2019

TWP's Rachel McCaffery was one of four superb participants in the panel, all of whom shared insight, recommendations and thoughts on how to address the issue of plastic pollution within the tourism sector and beyond.

Tackling Plastic Reduction in the Tourism Sector had a record number of panellists at WTM 2019, London

November 2019

TWP was in fabulous company on the Plastic Reduction Panel at WTM, with speakers from IHG, Water-To-Go, SP Global to name a few.  The Plastic Panel sat within a range of other important sustainability topics on the agenda.

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Plastic Reduction Workshops with TUI Group

October 2019

TWP joined forces with the TUI Group to deliver a Plastic Reduction Workshop to key hotels within the group in Turkey, helping to drive progress towards their stretching 2020 target of reducing single use plastic by 250 million items!

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TWP one of more than 100 organisations to sign the International Tourism Plastic Pledge in Amsterdam

September 2019

TWP's Rachel McCaffery delivered a well received presentation, including advice for tour operators, hoteliers, excursion providers and airlines.  We look forward to continuing to contribute via the Working Group.

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TWP collaborates with GIZ on the Plastic Free Laos Initiative to reduce the Big 5 single-use plastics in hospitality

September 2019

Supporting restaurants, cafes and hotels in reducing the most common but challenging single-use plastics through the Plastic Free Laos label.

TWP Founder gives opinion on IHG move to remove miniature toiletries  to BBC News Channel

August 2019

TWP has long championed the reduction or complete elimination of miniature toiletries in hotel bathrooms.  We applaud IHG for taking this bold step across a globl portfolio.

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Global News, Canada features TWP in report covering IHGs commitment to removing plastic miniatures from bathrooms

August 2019

TWP was asked for their wider opinion on which other plastics could be removed or eliminated from hotels and which cause the biggest challenge when it comes to reducing single use.

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TWP interviewed by Radio Cope, Gran Canaria on why sustainable tourism is important to the Canary Islands

July 2019

TWP supports the Seaside Hotel Collection with its overall sustainability strategy for hotels in the Canary Islands.  During their annual charity golf day which raises funds for local organisation San Juan de Dios, founder Jo Hendrickx was interviewed by Radio Cope. 

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TWP  trains 54 of Center Parcs Management team with a view to reducing single use

April 2019

Representing a cross section of operational roles, the teams were tasked with taking their single use reduction to the next level.  Discussing the pros, cons, challenges and opportunities of a range of approaches to the more difficult to remove items.

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TWP  presents on ITB's Ocean Pollution Panel to an audience of hundreds 

March 2019

It was an event packed with sustainability content and a record number of people attending the speaker sessions.  As expected, ocean pollution drew huge crowds and got great feedback. Watch a short video clip here

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TWP featured in prestigious Hotel Yearbook 2020 Edition

March 2019

The Sustainable Hospitality edition gathers the thoughts and research from 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 light of the ever-changing and challenging environmental, societal and economic dimensions?'

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TWP inspires Top Tips for Kuoni's Travellers

March 2019

It's not s easy as simply 'refusing' single use plastic when you're on holiday.  The habits of the people serving you can make it a challenge.  TWP gives readers a practical approach and looks at how planning can make all the difference!

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TWP featured in WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Newsletter

December 2018

TWP is fast becoming the go-to organisation when it comes to plastic in the tourism industry.  Interviewed by Jeremy Smith for the WTTC newsletter, we talk about what prompted us to focus on single use plastic.

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At World Travel Market with the BBC

November 2018

TWP Founder Jo Hendrickx interviews key people and gets their feedback on a range of alternatives to single use plastic for BBC 'Rip-Off Britain Holidays' feature.

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TWP on Plastics Panel at WTM

November 2018

Panel members discuss whether or not the tourism industry is doing enough about single use plastic.  Insights from Thomas Cook, Incredible Oceans and the Seychelles Tourist Board with food for thought on the impact of alternatives by Trucost

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Jo Hendrick leads plastic intervention at UN Sustainable Procurement Workshop

October 2018

Presenting a practical approach to reducing and eliminating single use plastics to procurement and CSR specialists, hotel managers and destination representatives.  Plus a deep-dive session into taking the next steps.

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TWP partners with Thomas Cook Hotels to reduce single use

October 2018

The Thomas Cook Group has pledged to remove 70 million single use items from across its portfolio by 2020.  Key hotels involved in the change are supported by the TWP Let's Reduce Single Use Toolkit which saves hotels an average of €5000 every year.

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