Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ASEAN Green Hotel recognition Award 2012

ASEAN Green Hotel Award is an appreciation and recognition to tourism players for adopting the ASEAN Green Hotel Standards into their services. ASEAN Green Hotel Award could be a biennial event initial held in Thailand in 2008, and Brunei Darussalam on the subsequent amount. This year, it's held in Manado (South Sulawesi) on January eleven, 2012.

Environment friendly is that the main facet for assessment, as stipulated within the ASEAN Green Hotel commonplace document. The document includes variety of criteria and essential necessities as follows:
• Environmental policy and hotel operation activities

• Utilization and use of green products

• Cooperation with local community and organizations

• Human resources development

• Solid waste management

• Energy efficiency

• Water efficiency

• Water quality management (indoor and outdoor)

• Noise pollution control

• Waste water treatment and management

• Toxic and chemical substance disposal management

Competition in hospitality industry drove the issuance of Green Hotel Standard. Thus, the award aims to:

• Increase the environment awareness among hospitality businesses in the midst of global warming.

• Increase the competitiveness of hospitality businesses in increasing the number of guests.

• Improve the quality of service of all hotels in ASEAN to achieve ASEAN AS A SINGLE TOURISM DESTINATION.

Ten hotels proposed by Indonesia are:
Matahari Beach Resort  & Spa Bali, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Batam, Angsana Bintan, Melia Benoa Bali, Losari Spa Retreat & Coffee Plantation, The St. Regis Bali Resort, Melia Bali Villa & Spa Resort, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, Hotel Gran Melia Jakarta

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