Eco shift ahead for Dubai hoteliers

01 February, 2016


Hotels in the emirate are set to become greener with the launch of an initiative to reduce the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint. The use of alternative energy sources in solar power, greener transport such as electric vehicles, better waste management and recycling systems, and making greater use of locally sourced food are some of the ideas the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is implementing. Speaking at a Michigan State University conference on higher education, DTCM executive director Yousef Lootah said there was a “very holistic plan to control the effect we have on Dubai, on emissions, anything that affects the environment”.

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