Hidden Valley Inn is a retreat in the mountains of Belize like no other. It is a bird watchers paradise offering guests the chance to view rare raptor species such as the Orange Breasted Falcon and the Stygian Owl. It is also home to some of Belize's most spectacular waterfalls. Hidden Valley Conservation Officer, Fredy Pineda takes us on a tour of this superb eco-retreat.
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Rachel Browne works as General Manager at Hermitage Bay, Antigua and is keen to share her team's approach to keeping it natural while offering the highest quality.
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General Manager Mehdi Othmani provides a summary of Mövenpick Resort El Quseir's green achievements in sustainable management and CSR. This dive resort on Egypt's Red Sea is now Green Globe Certified scoring 90% of sustainable toursim criteria. Special thanks to Massimo Verde for the spectacular dive footage and all other camera work and editing.
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Located in one of Mexico's most famous destinations, Iberostar Cancun offers a vacation experience with luxury. All staff at the hotel work to minimize the property's impact on the environment and utilize the latest technology to reduce energy and water consumption.
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Derek Barret is Project Manager in charge of infrastructure and utilities at St James's Club. As Derek says, running the resort "is like running a small city" and with his team they manage the energy needs, while also taking care of waste water, which is recycled for irrigation purposes.
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Rockhouse Hotel is a major contributor to community development projects in the township of Negril. Rockhouse has completed construction of school library facilities and has ongoing support programs for children's education. Jonnel Edwards is the Environmental Manager at Rockhouse and let's us in on the challenge of operating a sustainable business.
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The Water Park Luis Buñue, Zaragoza is the first of its kind in Europe to receive the international certificate for environmental and social sustainability and management from Green Globe. This is the second environmental certificate received by the Water Park; in 2008 the park gained an AENOR award for water management and maintenance of infrastructure.
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General Manager Juan José Sobreviela welcomes guests to Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar and Paraiso Beach Hotel in the heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Constantly improving management practices and monitoring the usage of utilities are keys to maintaining this sustainable tourism properties.
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Iberostar Paraiso Maya and Paraiso Lindo are situated on the white sand beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico. This idilic location is also home to two types of sea turtles and Assistant Manager Magdalena Alzina give us an overview of the resorts's turtle conservation program.
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Mick and Lucy Fleming, the owners and creators of The Lodge at Chaa Creek, take a wildly civilised approach to adventure travel in the Caribbean and Central American country of Belize, providing casual luxury in a vibrant, unspoiled rainforest setting . The resort offers customised eco tours and adventure activities including horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, birding, visits to the onsite Butterfly Farm, Natural History Museum, and rainforest tours including a traditional Maya medicinal plant trail. The Lodge at Chaa Creek also boasts one of best health spas in Belize and Central America. The accent is on comfortable adventure, and as a family owned and operated jungle lodge, caters to all ages and interests with vacations designed to get everyone involved in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. And it's an adventure you can feel good about. The Lodge at Chaa Creek actively promotes sustainable, socially responsible tourism practices in the belief that visitors and host countries should benefit from our cultural exchange.
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Iberostar Tucan Quetzal Hotel is located right on the beach and is a tribute to the Mayan culture. This 5-star All-Inclusive hotel combines traditional culture with luxury, creating an ideal place for a family vacation. Guests can enjoy a truly natural setting within the coastal forest, complete with waterfalls and native wildlife. Assistant Manager Andres Sosa introduces some of the property's accomplishments as well as its overall sustainability strategy.
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Executive Assistant Manager, Emin Eser introduces TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, a Green Globe certified property in the heart of Dubai. Now into it second year of certification, TIME Oak is a top performing hotel with 75% compliance to the Green Globe Sustainable Tourism Standard.
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Mehdi Othmani is the General Manager of Hilton Hurghada Plaza and along with his staff is passionate about doing the best for the environment, the community and their business providing world class hospitality to guests from all over the globe. In this short video Mehdi introduces us to his hotel and his passion. He also let us know about the regional Spelling Bee the hotel has launched in schools around the region ... for more information watch http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIzv5y6EGSI
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Calabash Resort Manager Zack Samuel gives us some insight on how Calabash maintains a clean, green resort that is a favourite for visitors to Grenada. Calabash is also a big supporter of "Pack for a Purpose" which encourages guests to contribute to local development.
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A prize-winning spa at the Dead Sea. The Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is found in a traditional village setting nestled amongst lush gardens. The resort is set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth. With your well-being and balance in mind, this resort is an oasis of tranquillity. Relax into our award-winning Arabian Dead Sea Zara Spa with breathtaking views of the healing waters. Offering world-class facilities on 6,000 sqm, be sure to experience ultimate spa luxury. A unique revitalising and therapeutic experience awaits you.
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Nicolas de Villiers is the President of Puy du Fou, a theme park dedicated to showcasing French history and culture. In part 1 of this profile, Nicholas gives a background to this unique and famous attraction and explains why they chose Green Globe to guide and certify their sustainable management practices.
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General Manager Mahmoud Sakr gives insight to his property's sustainability achievements. From connecting with the local community by supporting special needs kids, to working closely with his multi-cultural staff, Jumeirah Beach focuses on people as well as the environment. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of their Turtle Rehabilitation program and the care and release of these sea creatures back to their ocean home.
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Chaaya Village is located near to Minneriya National Park, one of Sri Lanka's most famous protected areas and home to leopards and Asian elephants. General Manager Roshan de Silva introduces the simple and important ways his resort maintains a small environmental footprint, while welcoming guest sfrom around the world.
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Ivan & Judy Sheinbaum are the owners of Xanadu Island Resort located near San Pedro on the Ambergris Caye in Belize. It is a rare treat to interview true pioneers in the tourism industry, and Ivan and Judy are keen to share their challenges and successes. Xanadu Resort was the first Green Globe Certified Resort in Belize.
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General Manager Anita Bos believes workplace diversity and listening carefully to your staff's good ideas are keys to sustainable management of her signature property in Amsterdam. InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam is a historical landmark and prides itself by staying ahead of what guests want when it comes to luxury. Anita explains how in today's world, spoiling guests is done through a range of genuine and sincere gestures and innovations.
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Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a luxury oasis that works tirelessly to maintain a balanced relationship with its unique environment. General Manager Justin Pitt and Engineer Juan Felipe Jaramillo Alvare introduce the resort and its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
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Sir Royston Hopkin has been a leader of sustainable tourism in his home country of Grenada for decades. This short video introduces his family resort, Spice Island, and his commitment to making Grenada a regional leader in authentic Caribbean holiday experiences. Extended interview soon to come ...
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TIME Grand Plaza is a well situated 4 star hotel in Dubai, nearby the international airport, business hubs and the beach. Hotel Manager Chris Fourment, explains the challenges of being certified Green Globe and sets out the ambitious water, energy and CO2 reductions the hotel has planned for 2014.
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Resident Manager Andrew Cumming takes us on a guided tour of El Dorado Royale a Gourmet Inclusive resort by Karisma on Mexico's Riviera Maya. The resort engages a range of diverse green initiatives to ensure holiday makers can enjoy a responsible vacation of the highest quality.
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Jakes is a legendary collection of boutique villas connecting its international guests to the local community and authentic Jamaican vibe. Its beach side location offers spectacular views and a relaxed stay with the rhythm of the ocean as your island soundtrack.
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The story of Blue Horizons Garden Resort is one of family achievement, culinary adventures and surviving one of Grenada's most destructive hurricanes. Arnold Hopkin is the proud owner of this garden oasis and a leader in sustainable management and practices on his Caribbean island home.
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Vice President Gerard Hotelier explains the strategy for Green Globe certification of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East and India.
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The Tryall Club, Jamaica's premier private club, offers members and discerning guests the luxury and hospitality of a true villa lifestyle. Set amid 2,200 lush acres, the Tryall Club provides all the ingredients necessary for an exquisite experience: world-renowned golf, private beachfront, exceptional cuisine, and the best views in Jamaica..
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Kendra Hopkin-Stewart and her family are the custodians of a little oasis of green near Grand Anse Beach, Grenada. In coming weeks we will hear more about their family resort, but today here is a short peak at this delightful holiday setting.
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Jaap Liethof, General Manager of Hotels Van Oranje, gives an overview of the sustainable practices that have led to Green Globe certification. The hotel is a major contributor to the local tourism economy of Noordwijk, and also asks that its suppliers also make social and charitable contributions.
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General Manager Philippe Bonnot shares with us his determination to bring Green Globe to Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai. Phillipe also discusses his views on carbon foot-printing for the hospitality sector and potential options for offsetting by guests.
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Located on the stunning Riviera Maya in Mexico, Viva Wyndham Maya and Viva Wyndham Azteca Resorts have been part of Green Globe for more than a decade. Azteca was certified in 2005 and Maya also certified recently. General Manager Massimo Carugati gives some insights into how his team manages the environmental aspects of the resorts, while we view the exclusive and all-inclusive facilities.
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InterContinental Paris Le Grand was built in the heart of the French capital over 150 years ago. This historical IHG property invests heavily in supporting and promoting French culture and heritage. Area General Manager Paris and InterContinental Paris Le Grand General Manager, Christophe Laure provides insight into the hotel's own corporate sustainability program, Green Engage, and certification by Green Globe.
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Marco Rupp, Engineering Director, constantly finds innovative solutions that bring efficiency and sustainability to the operations of Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai. His most recent achievements include installation of passive technologies that protect erosion of the beach, as well as drastically lowering the cost of air-conditioning using a blend of engineered and natural systems.
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The JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Dubai is the inaugural Middle East Green Tourism Award winner and prides itself on doing the "right thing" when it comes to sustainability. The resort is well-equipped for conferences and groups with extensive banqueting facilities. For sports enthusiasts, this property offers activities such as golf course, tennis court and water skiing. Recreational facilities include swimming pool, jacuzzi and spa. Regional General Manager UAE & Seychelles JA Resorts, Fredrik Reinisch gives us his insight into the property and its achievements.
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Cozumel Island is a floating jewel just off the coast of the Riviera Maya and home to one of Iberostars most charming resorts. Iberostar Cozumel prides itself as an environmental guardian to this treasured destination. General Manager Alex Paeckel reveals how he and his staff and their families dedicate their efforts to protect and preserve their island sanctuary.
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Karisma Resorts is an award winning boutique chain and Sasa Milojevic, Vice President of Operations, is committed to the sustainability of his world class properties. VP Milojevic takes us on a tour of the six resorts located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and explains the company's journey since 2009 with sustainable operations and management. Key to their success has been bringing the good work done by all staff under a formal process provided by Green Globe Certification.
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El Dorado Maroma is a Gourmet Inclusive resort by Karisma and considered one of the top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World by Conde Nast Traveler® readers. All staff are committed to sustainable management of the property and helping guests enjoy the natural luxury as well as the local attractions and heritage.
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Mt Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is a luxury retreat with a strong commitment to keeping Grenada an unspoilt paradise. Mark Kitchen has a world of experience in resort management and, with his team, help guests to respect and connect with all that is great about this special corner of the Caribbean.
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Iftikhar Hamdani, Cluster General Manager of Ramada Hotels in Ajman UAE is an expert at balancing people, planet and prosperity within his business. A noted advocate for sustainable management in the UAE, Iftikhar Hamdani was the first to bring zero waste processing to a hotel in his region. His concise overview shows how hoteliers can manage their triple bottom line and at the same time be a leaders in occupancy and business performance.
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At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket we are committed to doing the right thing today for tomorrow. This is our intention and our goal and we believe that the economic growth and well-being of our society are inextricably tied to the health of the environment. Accordingly, we embrace our responsibilities and are committed to integrating eco-friendly and socially proactive practices within the travel and tourism sector. We are Green Globe certified which means we are committed to running all of our operations with sustainability in mind and ensuring that we are in compliance with all environmental and sustainable standards.
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Human Resources Manager, Javeria Zafar takes us through her hotel's approach to sustainability and the wide variety of activities that have bought about their Green Globe certification. And Communication Executive Charina Sablada tells us about the key environmental saving achieved by Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai during their Green Globe certification.
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The Hotel Martinez is known for stylish living, where comfort and technology have aesthetic overtones, and from its eminent position on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel Martinez has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera. From the outside, its architectural beauty makes it timeless and establishes its elegance and eternal youth. With seven floors that overlook the sea front and a floor area that covers 40,000 square metres, it is one of the top European luxury hotels. As spacious as it is extravagant, the hotel has an extraordinary infrastructure, both in terms of guest accommodation comprising 409 rooms and suites, and in the services the hotel has to offer. The Martinez has three restaurants, 'La Palme d'Or', a 2 stars Michelin gastronomic restaurant, 'Le Relais Martinez' and the 'Zplage Beach Restaurant'. There is a piano bar, a vast private beach, a heated pool, fifteen meeting rooms and reception lounges that total 2500 square metres; all this puts the Hotel Martinez just behind the congress centre 'Palais des Festivals' in terms of reception capacity in Cannes. The reception infrastructure is one of the major assets of the hotel, and in all seasons conventions, seminars and other social, festive and professional events, the majority of them international can be hosted.
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Oriental holidays on the shores of the Indian Ocean, on the desert sands of Fujairah. The newly built three−story hotel in a Moroccan style is located directly on the fine sandy beach of the small Emirate of Fujairah. Location: Directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean on a 57,000 sqm plot of land in the small Fujairah Emirate. The town of Fujairah is about 50 km away. The transfer time from Dubai is about 90 minutes (about 140 km ). Your hotel: The hotel complex has two swimming pools and a wellness center with various wellness facilities; there is a generous lobby, a main restaurant with terrace, an Italian specialty restaurant at the pool, a beach restaurant as well as several shops, multi-purpose room, disco.
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