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Sustainable Luxury Lifestyle at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Andaz Amsterdam has been busy upgrading its energy saving measures in 2020. A room automation system is being trialed in one guest room with the view to roll this out to all rooms. Contactless control units will replace key cards to turn energy on or off automatically depending on whether guests enter or leave a room. Energy consumption will thereby be reduced by approximately 35% on average and improved hygiene standards will be delivered in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocol.

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Morena Eco Resort Launches Sustainable Initiatives in Curaçao

Green Globe recently recertified Morena Eco Resort for the sixth year in a row. Vera van der Wielen, General manager at Morena Eco Resort said, “We are very proud and happy to be recertified by Green Globe for another year. Eva Meijer our new Environmental Officer, has been responsible for the resort successfully passing the audit. Eva has been working with us since February and despite the hard times during the Covid-19 lock-down period, she was able to complete the audit, which we are very grateful for.”

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CHTA Education Foundation And Dominica’s Secret Bay Team Up To Support Hospitality Training

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) and Dominica’s award-winning Secret Bay boutique resort are joining forces to support the professional development of the region’s hospitality workers.

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Curtain Bluff To Reopen On October 24 With New Services

Curtain Bluff on Antigua will reopen for its 59th season, following a temporary closure, and again begin welcoming guests beginning October 24, 2020. As part of Curtain Bluff’s commitment to providing confidence and peace of mind to guests and associates, the resort has implemented an enhanced health and safety protocol program, designed based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization and local Antiguan regulations and guidance.

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Turks and Caicos Has Its First Green Globe-Certified Hotels

Providenciales’ Ocean Club Resorts have become the first-ever hotels in Turks and Caicos to receive Green Globe certification. The Grace Bay Beach properties are comprised of the Ocean Club and Ocean Club West resorts. “Ocean Club Resorts strives to be a happy and healthy travel environment for guests to continue to enjoy in the years and decades to come,” said Ocean Club Resorts Managing Director, Wilbert Mason. “Our team has worked hard to push forward eco-friendly initiatives. We are immensely honored to be recognized as the first resorts in all of Turks and Caicos to achieve the Green Globe Certification and we hope to help set the tone for a greener future.”

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Hannover Congress Centrum Erweitert Veranstaltungsmöglichkeiten Durch Den Umbau Der Eilenriedehalle B

Das Hannover Congress Centrum hat in der Sommerzeit den optischen und akustischen Umbau der Eilenriedehalle B erfolgreich abschließen können. Hierbei wurden durch diverse Einbauten zur Optimierung für Sprachakustik, als auch optische Aufwertungen, in der rund 1200 qm großen Eilenriedehalle B weitere Möglichkeiten für eigene, aber auch ergänzende Veranstaltungen im Bereich von Großkongressen geschaffen.

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Free Access to Green Globe Academy for Green Globe Members

As part of our efforts to support members during the COVID 19 shut down, we are opening our Green Globe Academy free of charge to all staff and management of Green Globe members. If your business is certified by Green Globe and you would like to take the Sustainability Leadership course at no cost, then simply email your details with confirmation of employment to bbesocke@greenglobe.com Now is a good time to refresh your skills or gain a new qualification, so please take advantage of this offer.

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