Green Globe is once again participating in The Caribbean Marketplace, January 21 – 24 in The Bahamas. Every year Green Globe uses this important tourism event to meet and network with its Caribbean membership, who now number just under 100 Hotels and Resorts, across 20 countries.
Green Globe is proud to have the largest number of sustainably certified Hotel & Resort members in the Caribbean. These renowned hospitality businesses range from eco-retreats such as Hermitage Bay in Antigua, to large all-inclusives including Karisma Resorts, Riviera Maya. And from family owned and operated ventures exemplified by Spice Island Beach Resort and Blue Horizons Garden Resort in Grenada, to small resort groups like Elite Island with Galley Bay, The Veranda and St James Club.
Green Globe’s diverse membership has lead to many and varied solutions to sustainability, both in environmental responsibility as well as social awareness. Leaders in this innovative management approach are exemplified by Ewald Biemans and his team at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. Their dedicated operations go beyond reduce, reuse and recycle, to promoting local culture and economy and investing in their government’s green electricity generation program.
Green Globe will have two representatives at The Caribbean Marketplace. Green Globe Business Development Manger, Irina Ignat will attend for the first time and looks forward to reviewing certification initiatives with Bahamas certified members Tiamo Resort, Memories Grand Bahama, Superclubs Breezes Bahamas. While Green Globe auditor Wendy Walker-Drakes – a veteran in sustainability who has worked on nearly every island in the Caribbean – will be looking to introduce certification benefits to new Green Globe members wanting to reduce costs, attract new guests and support the ongoing development of their home destinations.
Bradley Cox, Director of Communications
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