Tourism, Hospitality and MICE
The environmental and social impacts of the tourism, hospitality and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) sectors have been increasingly scrutinised over the years, drawing concerns from both regulators and consumers. Traditionally resource-intensive, these sectors need to grapple with the challenges posed by changing customer preferences, more stringent standards and rapid resource depletion.
Challenges and Trends
Singapore is one of the leading destinations for tourism and conferences in Asia. Energy use connected to the buildings and transport related to tourism and conferences is a growing concern to both attendees and holidaymakers. For the food and beverage sector, food waste is an issue in addition to energy use in terms of increasing regulation as well as customer expectations. Labour conditions for employees, and particularly for subcontracted services related to cleaning, security, gardening, catering and maintenance services are also a significant social issue for this sector.