Following World Refugee Day last week, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) are pleased to announce their partnership which will see them collaborate in encouraging the world’s hospitality industry to support refugees’ economic integration.
Both organisations will work together to educate the world’s hospitality industry on how they can help connect refugees to work in the industry.
The local hospitality sector will be encouraged by the Alliance to identify ways in which they can support Tent’s missions and programmes. In its work with refugees, the Alliance has helped to create Hospitality Unite, a hub which hosts hospitality jobs for refugees and displaced people.
The Alliance has a wide reach in the hospitality sector, representing over 50,000 properties and 7 million rooms globally. This partnership combines the Alliance’s expertise and global network with Tent’s ambitions to mobilise the private sector to connect refugees to work.
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance CEO, Glenn Mandziuk, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Tent in helping and empowering refugees. We look forward to sharing knowledge and resources with Tent with the aim to encourage the hospitality industry to make a difference. As we implement our new 5-year strategy, our work with important partners such as Tent can help make Net Positive Hospitality a reality – where the industry gives back more than it takes.”
UK Director for Tent, Jen Stobart, said:
“Hiring refugees is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do from a business point of view. In many countries, the hospitality sector is suffering from labour shortages while many refugees are eager to find a job and rebuild their lives. We are proud to partner with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to encourage more companies in their network to hire refugees.”
To find out more about the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s partners, visit https://sustainablehospitalityalliance.org/about-us/partners/, and to learn more about Tent, visit http://www.tent.org/.