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CHIC by Royalton Punta Cana Certified by Green Globe
imageGreen Globe congratulates CHIC by Royalton Punta Cana on its first certification and its high compliance score of 82%. The property, completed two years ago, features many sustainable processes and equipment including dual flush systems and LED lighting throughout.

Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi Inspires Through CSR Actions
image Green Globe recently certified Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi for the third year in a row. One of the most outstanding achievements in the last year made by the hotel was the replacement of 660 lamps with an overall reduction in energy consumption by 6.35% from the previous year.

Second Date Harvest at Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait Yields 500 kg of Dates
imageAs part of a sustainable product supply programme to become partially self-sufficient, Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait Free Trade Zone reaped the fruits of its second date harvest in July 2016.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM


Demand For ‘Tiger Selfies’ Leads To Horrific Cruelty
Following the recent closure of Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple, a new report by World Animal Protection details how the endangered animals remain subject to exploitation and abuse in the country’s widespread tiger tourism industry.
Sustainable measures can represent savings of up to 30% for tourism companies
Through the adoption of sustainable measures, tourism companies can reduce their costs by up to 30%, according to Xavier Font, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University (UK)
Hamanasi selected as Finalist for Eco-Excellence Awards
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, located in Hopkins, was selected as a finalist in the Travel Category for the NCW Magazine’s 2016 Eco-Excellence Award.
Know How Guide to Sustainable Hotel Certification Schemes
This Know How Guide offers an introduction to sustainability certification for hotels.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS


National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Awards 2017
The National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Awards honor the companies, organisations, and destinations that are driving the positive transformation of the tourism industry.
Oil drilling threatens Ecuador ecotourism
An Ecuadorian ecolodge run by an indigenous tribe who made contact with the outside world less than 100 years ago has closed for the foreseeable future due to oil exploration in the Eastern Ecuadorian Amazon.
Inaugurado en hotel Carlota en la ciudad de Quito
La operación turística y mantenimiento de Carlota será certificadas por Green Globe por sus prácticas sostenibles y ambientalmente responsables.
Saudi targeting $38bln in revenue from tourism in 2016
Mohammad Abdullah Al-Amri, director general of the SCTNH branch in Makkah Province, said the commission is expected to spend SR53.5 billion on local tourism and about SR90.8 billion on inbound tourism in 2016.

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