Green Globe Certified Hamanasi Resort in Belize launches tour guide training
Hamanasi Resort general manager, Mr. Andrew Usher said, “We are pleased to be able to deliver training and workshops for the inland tour guides. Our aim is not only to enhance our guests’ experiences, but also provide a real education.
“We will be bringing in archeological experts to provide more in-depth information on cultural ancestry and the natural history of our unique tropical location.
“In addition we will be focusing on the basic safety issues associated with taking guests into wilderness areas. An intensive rescue and first-aid training program will also be offered to all guides."
Green Globe Certifcation CEO, Mr. Guido Bauer said, “Hamanasi Resort has a long reputation of providing quality skills training. From its own service quality prgrams through to resort management training and now additional tour guide training; these are all substantial investments by Hamanasi delivering professional and trade skills, while adding to the enjoyment and safety for guests."
Founded in 2000, Hamanasi is one of the few resorts in Belize and possibly the Caribbean that offers both prestigious diving locations and lush jungle for hikes. This boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins is nestled between the Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Hamanasi runs a full-service dive shop, restaurant, bar, and pool. Being a resort with only 21 rooms spread over 20 acres of land and holding a capacity of 60-65 people, these amenities present a challenge to being eco-friendly. But Hamanasi has embraced the challenge and succeeded in becoming Green Globe Certified.
Guests planning to visit Hamanasi Resort in Fall 2010 should also be aware of the “Back to School Backpack Project." Backpacks and school supplies are donated by Hamanasi guests and visitors throughout the year. Each September, the backpacks and supplies are donated to the schools and families in Sittee River and Hopkins. For information, contact Ms. Janet Neel via email: href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org .
ABOUT HAMANASI ADVENTURE AND DIVE RESORT
Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by tropical flora on the finest stretch of beach in Belize. With a short flight from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, or San Salvador, you may let the warm tropical breezes melt away your hectic life for the laid back pace of Belize!
Your daily adventures will begin and end in the casual elegance of Hamanasi Dive&Adventure Resort. You'll be able to kick back and soak in the ocean air in the Great House or by the pool. If you fancy, you may take a swim in the warm Caribbean waters or enjoy a tropical cocktail at the bar. The friendly staff will greet you with warm smiles and attentive service. Of course, Hamanasi's Adventure Center, housing a dive&snorkel center will service you on premises. The property offers an exceptional, all around Belize resort!
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council. For information visit www.greenglobe.com .
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