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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Educational Institute Offers World Tourism Day Savings on Green Resources

      Orlando, Florida, September 2012-In celebration of World Tourism Day-Thursday, September 27-the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) is offering 35% savings on three books featuring information and best practices on hotel sustainability.

      The theme of this year's Tourism Day is "Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development." According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), "Tourism, one of the world's largest economic sectors, has already taken important steps towards this future - improving energy efficiency and increasingly using renewable energy technologies in its operations. These steps are creating jobs, lifting people out of poverty and helping to protect the planet."

      To help hotel professionals better understand sustainability issues and learn more about green best practices, EI will offer a limited-time special on the following titles:

      • Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices. In this book's 21 chapters, leading sustainable development experts identify emerging trends and discuss how sustainability affects regulatory, policy, development, architectural, financial, and operational issues. Each chapter presents important elements in the implementation of sustainable development to provide valuable insights to hotel investors, developers, owners, and lodging operators.
      • Greening Food and Beverage Operations: A Green Seal™ Guide to Transforming the Industry. This book shows readers how food service affects air quality, oceans, fresh waters, and land use, and how food professionals can implement methods to make positive changes while boosting profitability and marketability. Topics include: environmental impacts across the food service life cycle; management of pre- and post-consumer food waste; conducting a waste audit; staff training for waste management; understanding energy and water use; and tracking, reporting, and marketing sustainability efforts.
      • High-Performance Hospitality: Sustainable Hotel Case Studies. High performance hotels are designed, constructed, and operated sustainably, using energy, water, materials, and land efficiently. But are sustainable hotels financially feasible? Yes, and they are the future of the hospitality industry. This solid analysis of sustainable hospitality development presents eight detailed case studies of successful, sustainable hotel projects representing a cross-section of hotel types: mid-size, conference center, and luxury (small and large) branded and independent properties. Available in print or on CD.

      • To order, visit www.ahlei.org and reference offer code WORLD. Or call 800-349-0299 or 407-999-8100 to speak with a sales representative. This promotion ends 9/30/2012.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com

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