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Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Resort

Scheduled for completion in mid 2000, the 340 acre Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Resort is located on the banks of the Chagres River, near its intersection with the Panama Canal in the Republic of Panama. Close by is the scenic town of Gamboa and the Soberania National Park This part of the Panama Canal has been […]

Health Project for the Caribbean

The Inter American Development Bank and the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) are funding a US$2 million Caribbean Tourism Health, Safety and Resource Conservation Project which will be piloted in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago The objective of the three-year programme is to improve the quality and competitiveness of Caribbean hotels through quality […]

Chaa Creek Cottages

Neil Rogers’ mission at Chaa Creek Cottages, Belize, is to establish a model of low impact, sustainable development Winner of the 1998 CHA/ AMEX (Caribbean Hotel Association/ American Express) Green Hotelier of the Year Award, Neil believes that by stimulating interest in the environment, natural history and local culture, he can demonstrate the long term […]

Environmental Rating in Bali

Water scarcity, beach management, the increasing numbers of tourists and the island’s limited carrying capacity are just some of the environmental issues facing Bali in Indonesia In 1996, triggered by concerns about Bali’s environmental problems and the issues surrounding tourism development, the Wisnu Foundation ‘(a Bali based environmental organisation) set about developing an evaluation system […]

Green Certification for Jamaican Hotels

Jamaica, one of the Caribbean’s principal tourist destinations, has been leading the charge towards environmentally sustainable tourism for some time In November 98, the 84-room Negril Cabins Resort became the first in the world to achieve Green Globe certification, closely followed by Sea Splash Resort and Hotel Mocking Bird Hill. The certification programme was introduced […]

Policing the green desert

With the Sinai coastline poised on the brink of massive hotel development, Terry Kilsby considers how the Egyptian Government plans to protect the region’s future Just a few years ago you could number the population of Sharm EI Sheikh, perched at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, in terms of dozens. Today international hotels […]

Sustainable Tourism in Monchique

With its diverse habitats and wildlife worthy of special protection, the Monchique region of the Algarve in Portugal is designated part of the EU’s Nature 2000 programme However, mass tourism (which first began to grip the coastline with the opening of the international airport at Faro in1965) now threatens this mountain region. The area is […]

Malta’s Radisson

Over $1.2 million US Dollars has been invested at the Radisson SAS Bay Point Hotel in Malta with the objective of making it the island’s most environmentally sustainable hotel The hotel is located in St George, one kilometre from St. Julians, one of Malta’s main tourist spots, some 20 minutes’ drive from the capital, La […]

Jersey Hotels’ Electric Cars

In addition to exploring the island by bicycle, visitors to Jersey this summer have made use of an innovative ‘green’ transport programme involving car manufacturer Toyota and the States of Jersey During the holiday season the RAV4 EV (Toyota’s most advanced electric car and the first to go into limited production) could be hired for […]