The recent Sustainable Resource Management in Hotels Trainings and individual stakeholder consultations in Samoa and Fiji saw keen interest from the hotel industry to support the pilot phase of its Sustainability Monitoring Programme as Tourism Sustainability Champions.
The tourism sector and the hotel industry in particular is putting tremendous effort in supporting the national, regional and global initiatives for instance in marine and ocean conservation, reduction in energy and water consumption, waste management, community livelihoods and employemtn. Much of these efforts however are not properly documented, quantified and communicated, hence the objective of the programme.
SPTO and its partners Sustainable Travel International, the Governments of Fiji and Samoa through the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and Samoa Tourism Authority, the private sector organisations namely the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Samoa Hotel Association and Savaii Samoa Tourism Association have embarked on this impact monitoring initiative.
SPTO welcomes the support of its Sustainability Champions: Nanuku Auberge Resort, Nanuya Island Resort, City Private Hotel, Treasure Island Resort and Plantation Island Resort in Fiji and Amoa Resort, Levasa Resort and Savaii Lagoon in Samoa. These hotels and resorts will benefit from targeted advisory, marketing and training support that will be made available under the programme.
SPTO extends the invitation to other hotel industry members who wish to join before 31 December 2017. Please contact Christina Leala-Gale via email@example.com or call +679 3304177.
(Source: South Pacific Tourism Organisation [SPTO] 15 December 2017)
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