Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Sightsavers partner to support disability inclusion

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance is partnering with international development organization Sightsavers to increase disability inclusion in the hospitality industry, with a focus on countries in Africa and Asia.

The partnership will see both organizations act in close collaboration, enabling knowledge sharing to make the world’s hospitality industry accessible to all.

Having already partnered together on the Inclusion Works program to increase employment opportunities for young people with disabilities in Kenya and Nigeria, this long-term partnership will see both organizations coordinate action to support the scale-up of impact and program.

With an influential network of member hotels, the Alliance has a wide reach in the hospitality sector, representing more than 50,000 properties and seven million rooms globally. This partnership combines the Alliance’s expertise and global network with Sightsavers’ experience fighting for disability rights for more than 70 years.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance CEO Glenn Mandziuk said, “I am delighted to welcome Sightsavers as a partner to the Alliance.  This is an opportunity for both organizations to share best practice, align on research and produce tangible solutions to making the hospitality industry more inclusive for people with disabilities.”

Sightsavers CEO Dr. Caroline Harper said, “Disability inclusion is at the core of Sightsavers’ work, so we are proud to partner with the Alliance to make the hospitality industry more accessible for all. This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate and share knowledge of what really works to improve people’s lives.”