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World leader in sustainable tourism to address Green Globe World Summit

World leader in sustainable tourism to address Green Globe World Summit ( LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today announced that Mr. Ewald K. Biemans, CEO of Bucuti&Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, will address the Green Globe World Summit in Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Mr. Biemans is owner of Bucuti Beach Resort&Tara Beach Suites, Green Globe's highest-rated certified businesses for sustainable management and operation. Bucuti&Tara Beach Resorts is also a multi-award winner including: 2011 International Five Star Diamond Award, 2010 Golden Tulip Hotel of the Year, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2010, among others.

Mr. Biemans will explain, from the operational level through to global marketing, the importance and benefits of sustainability certification and the role of Green Globe in maintaining the resort's prominence in a competitive marketplace with a growing need for green holiday options.

“I am pleased to be able to share our experiences in our environmental practices and its positive effects on our business with such a distinguished audience. I also hope to walk away from this conference with new ideas and motivation,” he said.

The Green Globe World Summit will take place from May 27 through to May 30 at the Concorde Hotel Opera, Paris. Green Globe Preferred Partners and their travel and tourism industry clients will discuss the latest developments in sustainability and responsible tourism. The world’s most important thinkers, industry leaders, and activists will present their ideas and innovations, demonstrating the benefits that sustainability is bringing to the global travel and tourism industry.

“We are honored to have Mr. Biemans join our expert panel of presenters at the Green Globe World Summit,” said Mr. Guido Bauer, CEO, Green Globe Certification. “As a practitioner of sustainable tourism operations, Mr. Biemans and his team in Aruba have proven that taking a triple bottom-line approach delivers a real dividend to world-class resorts and great benefits to the destination."


Nestled on the most romantic and secluded section of Aruba’s Eagle Beach, Bucuti&Tara Beach Resorts' 14-acre stretch of white sand is consistently named one of the Caribbean’s top beaches. Bucuti&Tara Beach Resort is one of Aruba's – and the Caribbean’s – greenest hotels and has been since it was built in 1987.

Bucuti&Tara Beach Resort is an eco-pioneer and proud to have initiated the first Green Globe certification in Aruba in 2000, and is the first resort in the Americas to be certified ISO 14001.

Owner Ewald K Biemans is a visionary in sustainable tourism and has been the most prolific steward of Aruba’s community for the environment. The resort goes far beyond towel reuse and electricity-saving programs, and has made significant investments in eco-technologies and systems, as well as environmentally-safe products. Bucuti Beach Resort has been called “a glowing example for all Caribbean hoteliers." Among many environmental initiatives are the switching to greener, eco-friendly types of paper for its resort marketing materials, by which Bucuti&Tara Beach Resorts have been able to save 82 trees, as well as reduce waste water by 37,617 gallons, solid waste by 2,315 lbs. and greenhouse gases by 7,936 lbs. For more details, visit . For media inquiries, please contact: Sonia Diaz
, Sr. Account Executive
, Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications
, 331 Almeria Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
, Tel: +1 305.444.4033, Fax: +1 305.447.0415, Email: href="">


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 a worldwide 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 UN 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 .

MEDIA CONTACT: Green Globe Certification, Tel: +1-310-337-3000, Fax: +1-310-626-9982, Email: , Web:

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