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World Tourism Day: Green Globe Leads Industry on Sustainable Pathway

Green Globe is the only sustainable tourism certification program that is an Affiliated Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation(UNWTO) and takes great pride in celebrating World Tourism Day in this the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. According to the UNWTO, tourism is today the 3rd largest export industry in the world after chemicals and fuels. Last year alone, 1235 million travellers crossed international borders in one single year. By 2030, this 1.2 billion will become 1.8 billion.

Green Globe embodies the sustainable direction of tourism development with membership across more than 80 countries in all geographic regions of the planet. Our role over last 20 years has been to provide an internationally accepted standard of best practice, that means any organisation, from businesses to governments and not-for-profits can engage a robust set of actions that lead to sustainable development and continuous improvement.

Our goal at Green Globe is support a peaceful prosperity for people willing to open their homes, businesses and communities to travellers from all corners of the planet.

Call to all Members:

Throughout this International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Green Globe continues its program of updating sustainability indicators. This process is open to all members, tourism professionals and academics who wish to contribute to maintaining Green Globe’s Standard for Sustainable Tourism as the world’s leading set of criteria. If you would like to know more about the process and how to be involved email: Birte Besocke, Director Certification & Membership Care

MEMBERS NEWS

IBEROSTAR Celebrates Sustainability On The World Tourism Day

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Rafael Carmona, Director Operations IBEROSTAR Mexico, gives insights into how this international hotel and resort company has adopted sustainable management and Green Globe certification to build a prosperous tourism operation. Tourism has become one of the main engines for Mexico’s economy and, as a result, the country has received a record number of domestic and foreign tourists in 2017. According to the Tourism Secretary’s reports, 22.9 million foreign tourists visited Mexico between January and July of this year, which represents 2 million 469 thousand more than in 2016. Meanwhile, there were 34.1 million domestic tourists during the same time. Watch video

Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada Reopens

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The multi-award winning Spice Island Beach Resort is located in Grenada on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The resort was unscathed by recent hurricane activity and will soon reopen for business. Accommodation choices range from superb to the spectacular at this property where Sir Royston Hopkin and his family welcome visitors seeking elegant sustainable luxury.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Recertified with High Compliance Marks

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Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a 5-star contemporary, modern and elegant property based in one of the most dynamic locations in Dubai - Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Daniel Kaan, General Manager at the hotel said, “We sincerely take pride in this milestone event, not only for exceeding the industry standards but also for setting relevant environmental benchmarks. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers is an organization that genuinely cares about the welfare of our guests and values the preservation of our resources just as much.”

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