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Two Sister Bosses to Develop Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel in Sedona, Arizona
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Two Sister Bosses to Develop Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel in Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, ARIZ.—Travelers from around the world will have a new reason to visit the soaring, majestic red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. when Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel opens in late 2020 as the first of its kind in North America. Developed, owned and managed by Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona family-owned and -operated company, Ambiente is...

Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Set for Next Week
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Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Set for Next Week

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS—Any Caribbean economic development plan must respect the intricate relationship between the environment, societal needs and profitability, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). It’s in this context that the need to balance people, planet and profits for a viable tourism economy will be included as a major issue for discussion at the upcoming...

USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law
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USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently made history with the signing of Bill No. 33-0043 into law, banning the importation, sale and distribution of sunscreen containing the “toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The legislation, which passed unanimously and was co-sponsored by eight senators lead by Senator...

Top Sustainability Award Presented to Dubai’s Largest Experience Resort
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Top Sustainability Award Presented to Dubai’s Largest Experience Resort

DUBAI, U.A.E.—The 1 million square meter, experience-packed JA The Resort has been awarded a prestigious sustainability accolade from the Dubai government and has been officially named Dubai’s “Most Sustainable 5 Star Resort.” The DTCM Sustainability awards were measured on five key performance indicators—Waste and Environmental Protection, Water, Energy and Carbon, Responsible Practices, Training and Awareness...

Annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Study Includes Data from 11,000 Hotels
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Annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Study Includes Data from 11,000 Hotels

ITHACA, N.Y.—The sixth annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study finds that participating hotels generally have continued to reduce their energy and water use, although the energy intensity recorded by luxury hotels continues to be relatively high. With information from over 11,000 hotels, the study includes data from substantially more hotels than in all previous years....

Sandals Foundation Awarded 1st Place in Social Responsibility at CHIEF Awards
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Sandals Foundation Awarded 1st Place in Social Responsibility at CHIEF Awards

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA—Sandals Resorts International announced that the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has awarded the Sandals Foundation with 1st place for its outstanding efforts and practices in the Social Responsibility category at the 5th Annual CHIEF Awards. The CHIEF Awards were established to recognize successful practices in the following categories: Business Operations, Environmental...

CTO Creating Plan for Development of Community-Based Tourism
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CTO Creating Plan for Development of Community-Based Tourism

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS—The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is creating a plan for systematic development of community-based tourism as a viable niche and will present the details during the upcoming Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development. The event, otherwise known as the Sustainable Tourism Conference (#STC2019), is scheduled for August 26 to 29, 2019 at the Beachcombers...

Sustainability in Hotels Explores Growing Emphasis on Green Building Practices in Hospitality Industry
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Sustainability in Hotels Explores Growing Emphasis on Green Building Practices in Hospitality Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) suggests that sustainable building practices, including those involving energy and water conservation as well as waste reduction, are increasingly being incorporated throughout the hotel sector to add value and provide a competitive edge to properties. Sustainability in Hotels: Opportunities and Trends Shaping the Future of...

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Marks National Pollinators Week
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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Marks National Pollinators Week

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—In honor of National Pollinators Week, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, a luxury resort located on the Santa Ana Pueblo, is encouraging guests to visit and experience the property’s honey in culinary dishes, specialty drinks and spa treatments. “We began keeping beehives at Tamaya with the simple goal of helping honeybees,...

Iberostar Group Opens New Land-Based Coral Lab in Heart of Caribbean
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Iberostar Group Opens New Land-Based Coral Lab in Heart of Caribbean

PUNTA CANA, D.R.—Iberostar Group has opened a new land-based coral lab in the heart of the Caribbean. The lab, officially unveiled June 8 for World Oceans Day, was created to help protect essential ocean life from rising global temperatures in the future—and defend against a new fast-moving coral pandemic today. Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease...