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Eco-Nation before Eco-Tourism

Caribbean nations ought to focus on developing ‘eco-nations’ before promoting the concept of eco-tourism, according to the Director-General of Tourism in the Bahamas, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace Speaking prior to the second Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) which will take place in Nassau in May, Vanderpool-Wallace said he is often criticised for saying there is […]

Amsterdam Manor’s Winning Ways

Winner of the Amex/Considerate Hotelier of the Year 2001: Green Hotel of the Year Award Small Hotel Category, Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort in Aruba takes action whenever possible to minimize its effect on the environment The resort is a member of the Green Hotels Association, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and is a […]

Hotels and Resorts in Mountain Areas

The year 2002 has been designated International Year of Mountains. As the number of people wanting to visit remote locations grows, whether for sport or simply to appreciate nature, preservation of the environment and the ways of the people who live there should be our primary concern Because of their inaccessibility, mountain areas often support […]

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 […]

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 […]