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Exclusive Agreement with Heritage

Green Globe introduces App for Apple mobile devices to environmentally-responsible tourism businesses

Oct 10, 2011

In an exclusive agreement with Green Globe Certification, Heritage - Africa’s leading environmental certification brand - has introduced the new Green Globe App for Apple mobile devices to environmentally-responsible tourism businesses across the continent. The app is available as a free download at the Apple App store under the travel category.

The Green Globe App is the only mobile application for Apple iPads, iPhones, and iPods that allows travelers to instantly search for sustainable resorts, hotels, conference centers, attractions, tour experiences, and wedding options. The Green Globe App delivers photos and descriptions of Green Globe and Heritage-certified business, with direct links to booking, views in Google-earth, and YouTube videos.

Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said: "Green Globe is the leader in certification of sustainable travel and tourism businesses, and our members are located in many of the world's most exciting destinations and cities."

In a unique partnership between Heritage and Green Globe Certification, properties certified by Heritage now also have the opportunity to participate on this global marketing platform. "This represents a truly global initiative in sustainable tourism between two leading certification brands," said Greg McManus, Managing Director of the Heritage Environmental Management Company.

The app is ideal for travelers on the go and those who want to track down accommodation that has the highest "green" credentials. Also for business travelers and conference organizers, the app quickly locates conference facilities for "green" meetings and even includes a search function for couples looking to plan a wedding in properties that are giving back to the local community in beautiful destinations.

The global launch of the Green Globe App comes at the right time to provide delegates, visitors, and participants to the COP17 talks in Durban, South Africa, with a handy and effective tool to find and book sustainable and responsible accommodation for the conference. "We encourage industry to support the development of this tool by becoming certified as environmentally responsible," said McManus.

"All travel and tourism businesses accessible via the Green Globe App are actively contributing to a better future for the local people and the places that they live," added Mr. Bauer.

The Green Globe App delivers hotels, resorts, and other tour options across the world that meet the highest level of sustainable management and operation. All Green Globe and Heritage members are independently audited to standards that have been accepted globally as the definition of sustainable travel and tourism.


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 . Watch Green Globe videos at .


Heritage has become the preeminent tourism-based environmental certification standard in Africa with over 150 certified businesses across 12 countries. The standards used by Heritage have been developed from several international initiatives and adapted to reflect the environmental, social, and economic needs of the continent in an effort to reduce the impacts of tourism on Africa. For more information, visit . Contact: Heritage Certification Programme, Phone: +27-012-665-1028, Fax: +27-086-610-7120, Email:

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