LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe Certification announced East Winds Inn, located in La Brelotte Bay, St. Lucia, has been certified for its sustainable operations and management. East Winds Inn is a multiple tourism award winner based on its excellent guest relations and it’s care of St. Lucia’s natural environment.
Green Globe, the leading certification program for the travel and tourism industry worldwide, has recognised East Winds Inn’s strong commitment to economic and social sustainability via the genuinely harmonious relationship that has been established between guests and the local community who provide an authentic Caribbean holiday experience.
Mr. Gareth Leach, General Manager, East Winds Inn, said: “Protecting the fauna and flora at East Winds has always been our number one priority. We keep a watchful eye on the many reefs located quite close to our foreshore, which are home to local sea birds and those brief visitors on migratory routes north and south. Nesting turtles at East Winds beach between the months of April to July and are a highlight of the year.
“During the past twenty years, an outstanding botanic garden has been created within the estate, and great care has been taken to protect all the mature feature trees and mango orchard, which is also home to more than 30 different bird species. A guide to the East Winds’ gardens has been published and given to all arriving guests.”
Mr. Guido Bauer, CEO Green Globe Certification said: “Sustainability is based on the triple bottom line for business. As is the case with East Winds, they demonstrate that a consistent and quality approach to customer satisfaction and environmental protection can guarantee both longevity for the business, and an ongoing economic contribution to the important travel destination that is the island nation of St Lucia.”
ABOUT EAST WINDS INN, ST. LUCIA
Nestled on the lush, tropical island of St. Lucia, East Winds Inn is a true Caribbean paradise. One of the oldest and most established resorts in St.Lucia, East Winds Inn is set among 12 acres of lush tropical gardens bordered by the golden beachfront of one of the most pristine bays of St. Lucia. This traditional resort boasts an exclusive experience to those who value simple luxury.
For 2011, East Winds Inn ranked number six in Trip Advisor’s Top 10 All-Inclusive Hotels in the World, the fourth year in a row that the resort has earned this recognition as one of the world’s premiere holiday experiences. In 2008 and 2009, East Winds Inn was named in Trip Advisor’s Top 100 Luxury Hotels in the World, and is the only hotel from the entire Eastern Caribbean region to earn these honors year to year. Contact: Gareth Leach, General Manager, East Winds Inn, La Brelotte Bay, Gros Islet, P.O. Box 1477, St. Lucia, West Indies, Tel: + 1 758 452 8212, Fax: + 1 758 452 9941, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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. 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 www.greenglobe.com .