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Green Globe certifies Gorgonia Beach Resort, Red Sea Egypt

Green Globe certifies Gorgonia Beach Resort, Red Sea Egypt (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of Gorgonia Beach Resort, on the Red Sea in Marsa Alam, Eqypt. This 5-star deluxe resort is located in the protected Wadi el Gimal Marine Nature Park, which covers both land and marine habitats, including 4,770 sq km of desert and around 2,000 sq km of sea and coral reef.

Green Globe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: “Gorgonia Beach Resort is located next to some of the most pristine diving sites in the world today. Its rich marine biodiversity attracts travelers from around the world and it is impressive to see the resort taking a proactive step of becoming Green Globe certified. With their sustainability management plan in place, they will do well protecting the natural asset their guests enjoy so much.

“Is is also a testament to the ethos of Gorgonia Beach resort that twice a month they organize a beach clean-up day and invite their guest to be involved. This initiative is combined with snorkeling and other fun activities and together more than a 100 large garbage bags are removed, with the vast amount of the material coming from areas outside the resort.”

Gorgonia Beach Resort representative, Mr. Johannes Girardi, said: “Receiving Green Globe certification attests to the strict compliance to our 360-degree eco-sustainability approach, meaning all-round management.

“The Green Globe Standard provides our resort with a structured evaluation of our performance, as an eco-tourism company, in relation to contributions to the local economy, ecology, civil liability, and sourcing local goods and services.”

Wadi el Gimal Marine Nature Park, home to Gorgonia Beach Resort, was established in 2003 with the aim of working with the local communities to preserve and develop the geological and landscape heritage of the area, its indigenous flora and wild fauna, and the Roman-Islamic-Ababda cultural mix.

ABOUT GORGONIA BEACH RESORT, MARSA ALAM, EGYPT

The Gorgonia Beach Resort comprises a number of wings containing deluxe accommodation and guest services, and extends with its large swimming pools and broad open-air spaces right up to the sandy beach. It is 115 km from Marsa Alam airport.

Marsa Alam means “the bay of the flags” in Arabic, as it was customary for the small local community to raise flags to help small boats returning from the sea to find their way home. Until recently, it was home to no more than six thousand people, who made a living partly from fishing and livestock farming, but mostly from mining in the old marble and phosphate mines in the desert area inland. Marsa Alam’s origins go back to the time of the Pharaohs and later the Roman periods when the surrounding desert had a wealth of mines producing gold, emerald, and precious stones.

At Gorgonia Beach resort you will find 350 rooms, 3 restaurants, 6 bars, a theatre, disco, 4 swimming pools, excellent sports facilities, 700 meters of white sandy beach, a beautiful pristine sea and a highly-qualified staff. Together, these combine with attention to detail and elegant design touches to enable even the most demanding guests to enjoy a holiday just the way they like it.

Contact: Gorgonia Beach Resort, Marsa Alam,, Egypt, phone: +20 168801741, fax: +20 1688 00596, email: href="mailto:johannes.girardi@gorgoniabeach.com">johannes.girardi@gorgoniabeach.com , web: www.gorgoniabeach.com

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 a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. For information visit www.greenglobe.com .

MEDIA CONTACT: Green Globe Certification, Phone: +1-310-337-3000, Fax: +1-310-626-9982, Email: pr@greenglobe.com , Web: www.greenglobe.com

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