Green Globe's Most Improved Resort In the Caribbean

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Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa received an award as the most improved resort in the Caribbean.

Manchebo Beach resort] successfully achieved 6 indicators at or above Best Practice after its first year of Benchmarking. Other wonderful results were achieved by Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, Playa Linda Beach Resort and Bucuti Beach Resort

Cathy Parsons, CEO of Green Globe Asia Pacific and GGAP International and Sir Royston Hopkins, Chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism, announced the winners of the first Caribbean Green Globe Awards.

Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa, in Aruba was announced as the winner of the Most Improved category demonstrating how a business can significantly improve its environmental performance over a 12 months period.

Sir Royston congratulated the winners and said, “The contest for the top position was extremely tight with a number of operations in contention. Runners up in the Best Overall category were 3 Rivers Ecolodge in Dominica, Playa Linda Beach Resort in Aruba , Manchebo Beach Resort and Long Bay Hotel in Antigua and Barbuda.

Cathy Parsons also commended those operations that had shown significant improvement in their Benchmarked performance over the previous 12 months. “Manchebo Beach resort successfully achieved 6 indicators at or above Best Practice after its first year of Benchmarking. Other wonderful results were achieved by Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, Playa Linda Beach Resort and Bucuti Beach Resort”, Mrs Parsons concluded.

This is the first time that these Green Globe awards have been made in the Caribbean. It is proposed that similar international awards will be announced during the Green Globe and Green Tourism Caribbean conference, to be held in Jamaica from 1-3 November 2006. All successfully Benchmarked and Certified operations around the world will be eligible for these Awards.

About Green Globe

Green Globe is the global Benchmarking, Certification and improvement system assisting the international travel and tourism industry to attain sustainability. It provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet

About Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)

The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) – a not-for-profit - was established by members of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) in 1997 to promote responsible environmental and social management of natural and heritage resources respectively, within the hotel and tourism sector.

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