Lemon Tree Hotels bag Investing in People award by WTTC

Lemon Tree Hotels has bagged the prestigious Investing in People Award at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Awards 2019. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The awards, now in their 15th year, took place at a special ceremony during the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Spain, to celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from around the globe.

Lemon Tree Hotels is an equal opportunity employer and actively invites job applications from people with disabilities. “The company ethos is that persons with disabilities must be provided the same opportunities as others to realize their full potential. By creating an environment in the organization that allows them to deliver their best, Lemon Tree Hotels is able to play a part, however small, in social inclusiveness and nation building,” said the company. As on July, 2018, approximately 21 per cent of the hotel’s employees are Indians who are opportunity deprived in some way. Lemon Tree Hotels have been ranked amongst the ‘Best Companies to Work for’ in India for seven consecutive years (2011 -2017) by the Great Places to Work Institute. In 2017, it was ranked #4 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work.

The 2019 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Award Winners are highly commended and recognized for business practices of the highest standards that balance the needs of ‘people, planet and profits’ within the Travel & Tourism sector. The Awards are judged by a panel of independent experts, led by Prof. Graham Miller, Executive Dean, Professor of Sustainability in Business, University of Surrey. The panel included academics, business leaders, NGO and governmental representatives who narrowed down the list of 183 applications to just fifteen finalists. The three-stage judging process included a thorough review of all applications, followed by on-site evaluations of the Finalists and their initiative.

The Winner of each category was determined by the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 Winners’ Selection Committee, chaired by Fiona Jeffery OBE, founder and chairman, Just a Drop, and composed of Wolfgang M Neumann, non-executive director and strategic advisory, global hospitality, travel and tourism sector; John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi professor of environmental health and human habitation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Louise Twining-Ward, senior private sector specialist, global tourism team, World Bank.

Lemon Tree has 54 mid-range hotels in or near 32 cities throughout India.