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Belize is Open For Travel

The international airport opened with flight service resuming immediately on American and United Airlines. Delta Airlines is scheduled to resume flights to Belize on November 20th, 2020.
As part of a rigorous health and safety plan, all visitors to Belize must present a negative COVID-19 PRC test upon arrival. Visitors are also required to stay at certified Gold Standard hotels and utilize only Gold Standard approved transportation and tour operators. All Green Globe certified properties have qualified for the Gold Standard Approval.
Xanadu Island Resort
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort
Turneffe Flats
Turneffe Island Resort

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Green Globe Recertifies Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne for 8th Year

With breathtaking views over the French Alps, the 4-star Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne lies nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva or Lake Léman as it is otherwise known. Green Globe has recertifed Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne for the eighth year. First certified in 2012, Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne remains committed to its sustainability objectives and in carrying out continuous improvements in its green management and operations.

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Green Globe Awards First Certification to the Adam Hall Group

Green Globe recently awarded the Adam Hall Group its inaugural certification. Alexander Pietschmann, CEO of the Adam Hall Group said, “Sustainability and climate protection are not just a trend but the future. Although the event industry, in particular, is facing hard times due to the pandemic, we need to also consider how we can contribute to a climate friendly society. Green Globe Certification is the first milestone on our way to establishing a green operational strategy.”

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UNWTO Warns Tourism Shutdown Places 1 M Jobs At Risk

With a 60-80 percent decline in international tourism foreseen for 2020, and a drop of between 910 billion and 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars in exports, over 100 million direct tourism jobs are at risk, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) warned on Saturday.

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Qatar Airways, QNTC Join to Support Start Up Competition

Qatar Airways has partnered with the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to support a global start-up competition in Doha, an initiative led by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), it has been announced. The event is inviting bright minds to pitch ideas towards accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the tourism industry, according to a press statement.

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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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