More families want to get away on eco-friendly breaks, according to an expert, who believes that travel companies still need to be doing more to market low-carbon trips. Laura Greenman, director of Ecoescape, said that at the moment more people are trying to get away on family breaks which do not impact negatively on the surrounding environment.
“There are many great options for sustainable holidays” she stated.
Ms Greenman added that the tourism industry should always be looking for ways to offer green breaks and make this appealing to the mass market.
The accreditation is designed to act as a guide to assist travellers in selecting accommodation that is environmentally sustainable.
Manager Simon Beckett said the accreditation was proof the resort was heading in the right direction.
“We’re really proud of our environmental initiatives,” he said
“We like to think we are leading the charge in eco-friendly accommodation in this region and now we’ve got the certificate to prove it.”
The resort recently planted 275 swamp mahogany trees throughout the resort and adjoining wetlands to boost koala food stocks and also turned its lights off for two hours as part of Earth Hour. It’s reported that this resort is losing $13,000 per week, so we’ll see if these changes are long lasting or not.
-Robert Louis Miller
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