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TI`ME Hotels launch carbon-offset program

TI`ME Hotels launch carbon-offset program (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates TI`ME Hotels on the launch of its carbon-offset initiatives at both TI`ME Grand Plaza Hotel and TI`ME Oak Hotel&Suites in Dubai.

Through their Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Program, TI`ME aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving over 320 tons of carbon emissions this year. Guests can opt to pay AED15 to offset their carbon emissions through consumption of water and energy during their stay.

Offset funds raised by this program will be invested on improving the lives of families in rural Ethiopia by installing solar lighting in homes. Or alternately guests can direct their offsets towards purchasing energy efficient cooking stoves in Darfur, Sudan so that families are provided with a safe and hygienic method of cooking.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TI`ME Hotels said, “TI`ME Hotels are committed to taking the sustainability message to all its hotels and stakeholders and Green Globe Certification for our properties is fundamental to driving this forward."

“With the company-wide implementation of our Sustainability Business Plan, and the recent launch of our Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Program, we are taking a systematic approach to measuring operational savings as well as ensuring that we continually engage our teams, guests and business partners in order to actively contribute to the local community and global sustainability movement in a meaningful way," Mr. Awadalla added.

Green Globe Director of Communications, Bradley Cox, said, “Through their carbon reduction program TI`ME Hotels demonstrate that funds raised in developed countries can be dedicated to building new economies that are less dependent on fossil fuels. This is a bold initiative.”

ABOUT TI`ME GRAND PLAZA HOTEL

Located on the Damascus Road in the heart of the Al Qusais business and commercial district, TI`ME Grand Plaza Hotel is only ten minutes away from Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport and fifteen minutes from the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre. The hotel features 232 spacious rooms and suites appointed with every imaginable guest comfort. Savor superb cuisine at two onsite restaurants and a breezy poolside lounge.

ABOUT TI`ME OAK HOTELS&SUITES

The TI`ME Oak Hotel&Suites is ideal for business executives and families looking for a comfortable and convenient hotel or suite apartment in Al Barsha Dubai either, for a short business trip, an extended stay assignment, or just a weekend in this exciting City. Conveniently located in the Tecom area, facing Internet City and Media City, this modern hotel in Al Barsha blends residence-style privacy and attentive hotel services with a dynamic downtown setting.

ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION

Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is recognized as an Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Cox, Director Communications, Green Globe Certification, 5959 W. Century Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, California 90045 U.S.A., Tel +1-310-337-3000 , Fax +1-310-626-9982, skype bradleygcox, email: bcox@greenglobe.com ,www.greenglobe.com

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