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Green calendar aims to boost Dubai’s status as sustainable tourism destination

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing targets residents and visitors with new ‘Get into the Green Scene’ initiative. Dubai tourism bosses have launched a new initiative to further position the emirate as one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations. Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has launched ‘Get into the Green Scene’. The initiative is aimed at Dubai residents and visitors to raise awareness of the city’s sustainable attractions and highlight the ease of incorporating sustainable practices into everyday life. The launch includes…

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Premier Inn, Bournemouth. Photo: David Lally; Geograph.org.uk

Whitbread announces 2040 target to reach net zero carbon emissions

The UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040. The Premier Inn owner, which also operates restaurant brands including Brewers Fayre and Beefeater, previously committed to reaching net zero by 2050 for its own operations but now plans to accelerate the programme under its Force for Good sustainability programme. In practice, this means a strategic plan to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions (emissions from energy use within buildings owned and/or operated by Whitbread under all Premier Inn hotels and restaurants both…

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Edwardian Cinema

Developer sought to restore big screen ‘magic’ to Edwardian site

The search for an operator is underway to ‘bring the magic of the big screen’ back to a much-loved former cinema. Plans are progressing to bring the former Prescot Picture Palace, a landmark cinema building in the centre of Prescot town, back to life. The long-lost cinema, which first opened in 1912, was the town’s first ever picture house and following its closure in 1958, the premises was used as a warehouse, bingo hall and then a community church. There is now an opportunity for an operator who is interested in…

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