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Azul Sensatori Jamaica: Promoting Local Culture in The Caribbean
By David Andres Ortegon Martinez - Sustainability Director Karisma Hotels & Resorts
imageJamaica is a unique mix. The current Jamaican culture is the product of a mixture of cultures that settled on the island at different times in its history. This culture reflects a variety of languages, traditions and customs of the Taino Indians, Spanish settlers, English missionaries, African people brought by the colonizers and finally the Hindu and Chinese communities who most recently settled on the island.

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JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Steps Forward in Environmental Protection
imageJA Jebel Ali Golf Resort remains holistic in its approach to sustainability, balancing the environmental responsibilities of an expansive property with the preservation of the surrounding natural environment.

Rosewood Tucker's Point Awarded 2016 Green Globe Re-certification
imageRosewood Tucker’s Point is thrilled to announce that it has once again been certified by Green Globe, a world leader in certification of sustainable travel and tourism businesses. Rosewood Tucker’s Point first obtained the recognition in 2012 and is the only member in Bermuda.


Jumeirah Vittaveli In The Maldives Celebrates Renewed Green Globe
Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has once again met the strict requirements set by Green Globe, the global certification for sustainable tourism. This year, the resort achieved an exceptional compliance score of 85%, an improvement on last year’s 80% when the resort was first certified.

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman Recycles for Prosperity
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman in collaboration with Sealed Air, once again collected the discarded soap in participation to the Sealed Air’s “Soap for Hope Campaign”. The property collected 30kgs of discarded soaps.
UNWTO Head to Make First Ever Appearance at CTO State of the Tourism Industry Conference
The head of the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable tourism will make his first ever appearance at a Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) event when he presents at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) next month.
Impact of Climate Change on World Tourism
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has published the report Connecting Global Climate Action" in 2015. This report outlines the progress the Travel and Tourism sector has made since the initial publication of Leading the Challenge on Climate Change"

INTERNATIONAL NEWS


Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts names Olivier Chavy as new CEO
The Board of Directors of the international Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) has appointed Olivier Chavy, 52, as new CEO. Olivier Chavy will take over the leadership from Jean-Gabriel Pérès in September 2016.
BASIN BÜLTENİ-Mövenpick Hotel İzmir’e altın üyelik
Çevre bilinci ve çevreye duyarlılık çalışmalarına büyük önem veren ve 5 yıl önce Green Globe sertifikasını alarak Türkiye’deki otellere örnek olan Mövenpick Hotel Izmir, başarılı denetimlerin ardından “Altın Üyelik” e hak kazandı.
Das Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz - ein Eckpfeiler der Nachhaltigkeit in Berlin
Der Nachhaltigkeit gehört die Zukunft, dessen ist sich auch das Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz Berlin bewusst und engagiert sich in diesem Bereich seit Jahren.
Ras Al Khaimah rolls out tourism waste management guidelines
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate's tourism infrastructure and oversees its domestic and overseas promotions, has collaborated with Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority (WMA) to launch new waste management standards for hotel and tourism establishments across the emirate.
1.4 MILLION VISIT QATAR IN H1; 665,355 GCC NATIONALS IN FIRST HALF
Qatar received 1.4 million visitors in the first half of the current year, a drop of six percent from the same period last year due to Ramadan, according to a report released by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) yesterday.

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  • GWG Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung und Stadtentwicklung Göttingen GmbH, Germany
  • Stadthalle Braunschweig Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
    • Stadthalle Braunschweig
    • Volkswagen Halle Braunschweig
  • Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Spain
  • Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, Jordan
  • Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, United Arab Emirates
  • JA Ocean View Hotel, United Arab Emirates
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