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In­ter­na­tional travel re­view site Tri­pAd­vi­sor® awarded the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel, Bay Gar­dens Inn and Bay Gar­dens Beach Re­sort and Spa plat­inum level sta­tus in its GreenLead­ers™ pro­gramme in July.

The GreenLead­ers pro­gramme was cre­ated in re­sponse to a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in eco-con­scious trav­ellers around the world. The goal was to bring the ef­forts of ‘green’ prop­er­ties to the fore­front, mak­ing it eas­ier for those trav­ellers to make in­formed choices for va­ca­tion ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Bay Gar­dens Re­sorts, Sanovnik Des­tang, com­mented, “This fur­ther so­lid­i­fies our St. Lu­cianowned com­pany’s com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able prac­tices at ev­ery level of our or­ga­ni­za­tion. It comes on the heels of at­tain­ing the in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized Green Globe cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for all three of our ho­tels back in Oc­to­ber 2014.”

Tri­pAd­vi­sor GreenLead­ers prop­er­ties have met a set of en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards de­vel­oped for Tri­pAd­vi­sor by a lead­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sult­ing firm, with in­put from ex­pert part­ners. The more green prac­tices a ho­tel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level which is shown on the prop­erty’s list­ing on the Tri­pAd­vi­sor site.

Trav­ellers can now search for ac­com­mo­da­tions that have Tri­pAd­vi­sor GreenLead­ers sta­tus on the Tri­pAd­vi­sor site, and view a de­tailed list of en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly prac­tices that they can ex­pect at each lo­ca­tion.

“Tri­pAd­vi­sor GreenLead­ers are lead­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in mak­ing ef­forts to im­prove their en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print,” said Jenny Rush­more, di­rec­tor of re­spon­si­ble travel at Tri­pAd­vi­sor. “We greatly ap­plaud these ho­tels and B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly prac­tices with our online com­mu­nity of more than 260 mil­lion trav­ellers who visit the site each month.”

The Tri­pAd­vi­sor GreenLead­ers pro­gramme was de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with the United Na­tions En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gramme, the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil, ENERGY STAR®, and the In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter for Re­spon­si­ble Tourism Canada, among other lead­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Bay Gar­dens Beach Re­sort and Spa.

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