Montego Bay's Tryall Club Officially Announces Green Globe Certification, A Premier International Travel and Tourism Certification

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June 3, 2010 marked the official Certification date of The Tryall Club as a Green Globe Certified Destination. The Certification ensures that environmental initiatives, energy and water conservation, waste management, cultural, social and community engagement measures, to name a few, are actively in place on-property. The Certification remains the premier international travel and tourism certification.

The Tryall Green Globe Team

“We put a lot of work and dedication into the Green Globe certification, and are certain to incorporate even more sustainable practices into our daily lifestyle/work routines,” stated Mr. Gerald W. Giarla CCM, Managing Director.

June 3, 2010 marked the official Certification date of The Tryall Club as a Green Globe Certified Destination. The Certification ensures that environmental initiatives, energy and water conservation, waste management, cultural, social and community engagement measures, to name a few, are actively in place on-property. The Certification remains the premier international travel and tourism certification.

Green Globe Certification supports the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC). The GSTC is the agreed international standard for the sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. The Green Globe Standard meets and exceeds all the requirements of the GSTC.

“The Tryall Club Community has been working toward this achievement for sometime, and is proud of reaching this milestone. “We put a lot of work and dedication into meeting this goal and are certain to incorporate even more sustainable practices into our daily lifestyle/work routines,” stated Mr. Gerald W. Giarla CCM, Managing Director.

Denaye Hinds, Green Globe accredited auditor for the Caribbean, was on site at Tryall conducting the Green Globe Certification Audit, and stated, “I’m impressed with the genuine caring and commitment that the staff and management have demonstrated. They are clearly dedicated to maintaining the highest environmental standards at this tropical paradise.”

T.J. Jett, the Club’s Marine Biologist, on-site Naturalist and Environmental Director, spearheaded Tryall’s Green Globe Certification process. “Sustainability is a word that is becoming more prominent when people think about tourism. It is very important that all of us are doing our part. I am very excited to see that The Tryall Club, members and staff alike, are taking this to heart, being Green Globe Certified is a major achievement for us.”

The Certification requires continuous improvement for compliance and annual Certification status, and within two years, Ms. Hinds will return to conduct another audit and ensure that all of the practices that are put into place still exist and new and ongoing practices are met and undertaken.

The Tryall Club is the Caribbean’s premiere luxury resort, located on the lush northern coast of Jamaica, 12 miles west of Montego Bay. The Club features 84 sumptuous private villas, each uniquely designed and equipped with its own personal staff and private swimming pool. Set among 2,200 rolling acres that formerly housed a vast sugar cane plantation, the Tryall Club has been designated a National Heritage Foundation of Jamaica site. The Club is a favorite stop for successful business people as well as families and offers a relaxing and unforgettable tropical getaway. It’s also perfect for destination weddings, group meetings, and family reunions.

The Tryall Club first opened as a private resort in 1950’s with an 18-hole, 6775-yard golf course designed by Ralph Plummer. In recent years, a series of imaginatively designed villas and impressive showcase homes have been added, establishing the Club as one of the Caribbean’s truly elite villa vacation estates.

For more information, contact The Tryall Club, P.O. Box 1206, Montego Bay, 800-238-5290, or visit http://www.tryallclub.com

For more information about the Green Globe Certification, visit http://www.greenglobecertification.com, and for more information on Tryall’s Green Globe Certification please contact The Tryall Club at 876-956-5660

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