NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Our weekly collection of articles from Green Globe members around the world
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COVID - 19: Universal Guidelines for the Hospitality Industry

The UNWTO is reporting that 96% of the world's tourism destinations have put in place some level of travel restrictions. As we move forward and these restrictions are partially lifted or modified, it is incumbent on our Green Globe members to prevent a possible second outbreak worldwide. Research and contributions from our membership has allowed us to compile a universal list of best practices that will contribute to this prevention.


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Cornell University School of Hotel Administration launches clearing house for expert tools

Impact of COVID-19 on PATA Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024

IATA: COVID-19 Impact on Asia-Pacific Aviation Worsens

UNWTO: COVID – 19 Related Travel Restrictions

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Video Update: Middle East and North Africa

Thanks to our Green Globe Auditors FTC for sending COVID 19 updates from all corners of the world. Moez Kacem is an international expert in sustainable tourism based in Tunisia and covers Middle East and North Africa.

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Rockhouse Foundation: Jamaica COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jamaican communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 shut down of the island. Families need help putting food on their tables and navigating their children’s disrupted education. The Rockhouse Foundation is raising money for it's Covid-19 Relief Fund to support impacted families in Jamaica.

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun: Clean and Green Seaside Resort

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is committed to sustainable management and operations and adheres to a stringent Sustainability Management Plan. Effective resource management has led to savings in the use of LP Gas and water in the past year. Energy and water reduction targets were set at 5% in 2019 as compared to the previous year. Although energy consumption increased by 1.41% during this period, LPG usage decreased by 9.66%. Water consumption also dropped significantly by 25.41% as compared to 2018.

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Sustainability with Mexican Flair at Barceló Puerto Vallarta

Surrounded by lush mountains and boasting incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Barceló Puerto Vallarta is located directly on the shores of the beautiful Mismaloya Beach in the south of the popular resort town of Puerto Vallarta. The resort follows a comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan. To conserve water, local authorities have granted the property access to a deep well and allocated specific limits for water usage.

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Environmentally Regenerative Gastronomy Have Made Dominica’s Secret Bay A World Leader In Sustainable Food Tourism

“When envisioning the plans for Secret Bay and The Residences at Secret Bay, the idea was to create an intimate, sustainable, and timeless experience that worked harmoniously with nature,” says Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay and Chairman and CEO of GEMS Holdings Limited, of the property’s dedication to the environment and sustainable food systems.

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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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