In 2018, the hospitality industry generated more than 10% of the global economy. As the world’s middle-class continues to grow, the hospitality and travel industry is expected to expand as well. At the same time, our world’s supply of freshwater isn’t growing. This poses a challenge for the hospitality industry, particularly in popular tourist destinations that are already water-stressed.
Ecolab’s Emilio Tenuta, vice president of sustainability, spoke with Hotel Business about the importance of smart water management to enabling both brand and industry growth.