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COVID-SAFE HOTELS Health Innovations for Guests and Employees

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11am EST
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hotel industry as hard as — if not harder than — any other sector. While many aspects of the pandemic’s economic slowdown remain outside the industry’s control, it’s imperative that hotels think creatively about ways to ensure guest comfort and safety.


Caribbean Tourism Health & Safety Training Series

COVID-19 Essential Health Guidelines for the Hospitality Sector
Wednesdays: 18th Nov, 2nd & 9th Dec 3:00 – 5:00PM AST
The Caribbean Tourism COVID-19 Task Force which includes CHTA, launched health and safety guidelines to guide the reopening of the tourism industry in the region to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines address the core protocols required within four key tourism sub-sectors – ground transportation; accommodation; food and beverage operations; and sites and attractions.

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Sustainability Becomes an Ode to Nature at La Grée des Landes, Éco-Hôtel Spa Yves Rocher

Green Globe recently recertified La Grée des Landes, Éco-Hôtel Spa Yves Rocher
in France for the eighth consecutive year. First opened in April 2009, the Yves Rocher Éco-Hôtel & Spa is permeated with eco-friendly components and lies nestled amongst schist, trees, plants and bird life. Jacques Roche, General Manager at the Éco-Hôtel said " The Yves Rocher Éco-Hôtel & Spa was originally conceived as a meaningful place! Meaningful since it respects the environment. Indeed, La Grée des Landes was designed to demonstrate that we can develop a place devoted to well-being in a different, more sustainable way as an ode to Nature rather than simply taking without giving back."

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Green Globe Certification Awarded to Valsana Hotel & Appartements in Switzerland

Green Globe has awarded Valsana Hotel & Appartements its inaugural certification with the property receiving an outstanding high compliance score of 93%. The architecture and interior design are an interpretation of the forest and surrounding nature while the latest technological innovations are utilized to minimise the hotel’s impact on the environment. Michael & Stephanie Lehnort, General Managers at Valsana said, “Sustainability is a huge part of our daily business at Valsana Hotel & Appartements - we are always looking for sustainable product-alternatives and options to further improve. The Green Globe Certification is a big and important step in the process, and we are now even keener to work hard and find ways to further protect the beautiful environment we live in."

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Tourists will be able to offset the carbon footprint of their trips and support a green economy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will encourage tourists to offset the carbon footprint generated in air flights and land travel in order to facilitate the raising of financial resources for the Payment of Environmental Services Program (PSA), thanks to the agreement signed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and the National Forest Financing Fund (Fonafifo).

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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 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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