Hilton will stop serving shark fins at all its hotels in the Asia Pacific region | Rus Tourism News
The hotel company will impose a complete ban on the sale of shark fin dishes at the F&B outlets in all 96 Hilton-owned and -managed properties in Asia Pacific, including almost 50 in China starting from 1st of April. Story from www.rustourismnews.com.
“We made a decisive commitment to influence consumer demand and ensure operational compliance across our portfolio of hotels by taking a measured country-by-country approach. In placing a global ban on shark fin, we take action in support of environmental conservation efforts worldwide, and progress our efforts in responsible business operations,” said Martin Rinck, Hilton’s president for Asia Pacific.
Hilton joins other hotel groups including Shangri-La and Peninsula in removing shark fins from its menus. The controversial dishes were also banned at official Chinese government banquets in December 2013, as part of a crackdown on corruption and lavish spending.