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Green Globe accreditation of green events

Sustainability Event Standard highlighted at Dominican Showcase

Sep 20, 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification will profile its International Sustainability Standard for Events at the Dominican Showcase November 10-14, 2011.

Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said: "Green Globe is the only international certification organization to accredit green events worldwide. In destinations around the world, Green Globe has certified hundreds of hotels and convention and congress centers. These venues work with PCOs and direct with their clients to deliver green events and meetings which are in high demand.

"The development of the Event Standard as been undertaken by Green Globe’s International Advisory Group including the German Convention Bureau (GCB), German Event Organizers Association (VDVO).

"Since its launch, this international Event Standard has been adopted by the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC) as the meeting industry standard for sustainability. It will be a great opportunity for us to present the Green Globe Standard for Events at the Dominican Showcase 2011," added Mr. Bauer.

Mr. Andy Ortiz, Organizer and Founder of the Dominican Showcase 2011, said: "The Showcase to be held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is pleased to have such an experienced organization as Green Globe Certification to provide its professional knowledge on green meetings and events. The hotels, resorts, and meeting venues across the Dominican Republic are well equipped to provide green events that meet the international Event Standard.

"I invite meeting planners, industry suppliers, and group travel professionals to come and learn more about this growing segment," added Mr. Ortiz.

Punta Cana and its surrounding destinations are inviting qualified Incentive and Meeting Planners to the Dominican Showcase and Travel Expo 2011. Local hotels, DMCs, and support service providers are anxious to showcase their properties and services to promote the Dominican Republic as the perfect Group Travel Destination.

About Dominican Showcase 2011

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Dates: November 10‚Äď14, 2011

The Dominican Republic has a variety of destinations willing, able, and ready to host group business. From the art deco hotels of Santa Domingo, the capital of the island, to beautiful La Romana with many properties overlooking the azure of the Caribbean Sea, to championship golf courses, and now Punta Cana, which provides another destination for group business to enjoy the Caribbean ambience, the Dominican Republic welcomes all groups for both meetings and leisure.

Contact: Organizer, Dominican Showcase-Punta Cana, Phone +1 817-719-1664 (USA), Toll Free +1 866-464-0629, Mexico +52-998-849-5100, Email: , Web: .

For a list of the exhibitors showcasing their hotels, resorts, and meeting and groups services: .

Review the extensive Showcase Agenda, including pre-program optional events: .

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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit .

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