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Memories Resorts & Spa go green in Bahamas and Dominican Republic

Memories Resorts & Spa go green in Bahamas and Dominican Republic (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates Memories Resorts&Spa on the certification of Memories Grand Bahama Beach&Casino Resort and Memories Splash Punta Cana for their sustainable operations and management.

Green Globe is the only international program to recognize companies within the travel industry demonstrating long-term commitment to incorporating sustainable practices throughout their day-to-day operations.

Established in 1993, Green Globe adheres to ISO 19011 guidelines and employs independent auditors to ensure their rigorous criteria, comprising over 330 compliance indicators, is met. These guidelines are revised annually and, in order for hotels and resorts to maintain their Green Globe Certification, each property must undergo an inspection year on year and demonstrate improvement in their sustainability performance.

Green Globe CEO, Guido Bauer, commends the hotels for their active and ongoing contribution to sustainable tourism. “We applaud Memories Grand Bahama and Memories Splash Punta Cana for their commitment to making positive contributions to the local community and the planet,” said Mr Bauer.

Both Memories Grand Bahama and Memories Splash Punta Cana surpassed the criteria to become Green Globe certified members. Conservation programs that the hotels have in place include extensive recycling, utilizing solar energy, a dedicated on-site compost area, and donating surplus food waste to local farmers. In addition, lighting has been updated to LEDs, and the use of digital communications has reduced both energy and paper usage. Both hotels will continue to evolve and implement additional conservation programs at each property.

Green Globe and its member hotels hold even greater promise of better environmental performance as the world embraces the need for sustainability and response to global climate change as essential core values.

For bookings and reservations, please contact your travel agent or visit www.memoriesresorts.com

About Memories Resorts and Spa

Memories Resorts&Spa welcome guests to “Celebrate the Moments” with family and loved ones in lush tropical settings across the Bahamas, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The all-inclusive properties provide top-notch facilities and amenities, laid-back ‘toes in the sand’ elegance with personalized service and spacious accommodations to suit the needs of each traveler. With world-class à la carte dining, premium drinks, and day-to-evening entertainment, couples and newlyweds enjoy Memories Resorts&Spa as the ultimate romantic hideaway to create unforgettable memories. Families and youthful travelers will delight in the plentiful Kids Club offerings, including encounters with their favorite cartoon characters such as Toopy and Binoo™ and the Berenstain Bears®. www.memoriesresorts.com

For all media enquiries, please contact: Christine Jamieson, Director of Marketing, Blue Diamond Hotels&Resorts, 1-416-679-3741 , href="mailto:cjamieson@bluediamondresorts.com">cjamieson@bluediamondresorts.com

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 an Affiliate Member of the United Nations 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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