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Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia Opens, Bottles Own Water
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Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia Opens, Bottles Own Water

KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA—Six Senses Krabey Island has flung open the (sustainably-built) doors of its 40 private pool villas to welcome its first guests as they step off the speedboat to this tropical island escape. The landscaped 30-acre (12-hectare) private island with dense tropical jungle and rocky coastline is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) off Ream...

Eco-Friendly Golf Resort Taking Shape at Rancho San Lucas
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Eco-Friendly Golf Resort Taking Shape at Rancho San Lucas

LOS CABOS, MEXICO—Solmar Hotels & Resorts, a collection of seven all-suite properties in Los Cabos, has embraced the destination’s emphasis on environmental stewardship by implementing sustainable regulations and developing eco-friendly projects. At Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, a new resort fronting 1.2-miles of beachfront on the Pacific Ocean 15 minutes north of Cabo San...

Visit Bend’s New Tourism Marketing Approach
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Visit Bend’s New Tourism Marketing Approach

BEND, ORE.—Leave-No-Trace practices. Sustainable tourism. A focus on community. For two years, Visit Bend has been weaving these values into everything from television campaigns to social media posts, and on Friday, April 5, the Board of Directors voted to make them an official part of the organization’s mission. “Seven years ago, Visit Bend’s strategies centered around...

IHG Hotels & Resorts Study Addresses Travelers’ Lack of Sleep
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IHG Hotels & Resorts Study Addresses Travelers’ Lack of Sleep

ATLANTA—A global study commissioned by IHG Hotels & Resorts has revealed that a lack of sleep is a primary concern for travelers, with four in five (80 percent) stating they have trouble sleeping when traveling away from home. The launch of the findings coincided with World Sleep Day, an annual day devoted to tackling important sleep...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has officially achieved Certified B Corporation Status, becoming the first multi-state hotel and vacation ownership company in the country to secure the prestigious designation. Administered by the nonprofit, B Lab, Certified B Corporations are businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability...

Dominica Regulates Freediving with Sperm Whales as it Prioritizes Ecotourism
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Dominica Regulates Freediving with Sperm Whales as it Prioritizes Ecotourism

LONDON—Dominica is one of the best places in the world to get responsibly close to the sperm whale and the island nation is a world leader in ecotourism, offering several activities in and out of the water. The Prime Minster, Roosevelt Skerrit, has publicly endorsed ecotourism as being an important part of the country’s economy....

Badia Spices Donates $1 Million to FIU
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Badia Spices Donates $1 Million to FIU

MIAMI—Badia Spices, Inc. has announced a $1 million gift to the Next Horizon campaign at Florida International University to create the Badia Spices Scholarship Endowment at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. The Badia Spices Scholarship Endowment will be used to recruit and retain students and enrich the student experience at the Chaplin...

Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation
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Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation

NATIONAL REPORT—With peak travel season approaching for hotels, motels and inns, noise levels will also peak—due to the increase in street traffic/night life, aircraft roar, train/ship horn blare, and late-night pool parties—just as guests pay top dollar for the experience. No matter how beautiful the surroundings or convenient the location, the constant noise can fray...

Eighteen Hard Rock International Hotels Participated in Earth Hour
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Eighteen Hard Rock International Hotels Participated in Earth Hour

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—As part as of its ongoing commitment to help “save the planet,” Hard Rock International participated in the worldwide Earth Hour movement—turning off the lights at 18 properties across the globe. As the world clock struck 8:30 p.m. local time on March 30, Hard Rock Hotel guests from China to the West Coast of...