4 new Facilities Awarded Gold Eco-rating Certification by Ecotourism Kenya
The year 2014 has seen a tremendous rise in the number of Eco-rating certified facilities in Kenya which brings the number of valid Eco-rating certified facilities as at June 30th 2014;GOLD 12, SILVER 55, and BRONZE 32 = 99. On 12th July, Ecotourism Kenya held a brief media presentation session to recognize and award four (4) facilities;Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps (Amboseli Camp),Kicheche Mara Camps, Cottars 1920s Camp Maasai Mara and Sanctuary Olonana that have achieved Gold Eco-rating Certificates within the first half of 2014.
EK is proud to be associated with the facilities for their outstanding and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment.
Congratulations to the facilities, staff and management for the remarkable achievements. #Responsibletourismis #WhyILoveKenya.
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2014 Eco-Warriors Awards Theme:Responsible tourism is #WhyILoveKenya
Do you apply ecotourism principles in your tourism business operations? If the answer is yes, Ecotourism Kenya welcomes your nominations for the 2014 Eco-Warriors Awards in one of the 15 categories. Nominations will be drawn from eligible individuals, tourism hospitality and operations providers. Deadline for submission is 29th August 2014 after which short listing will be done to select the top 3 per category. Past Eco-warriors Award Winners will be expected to demonstrate achievements that have taken place since the last award. The winners will be announced in a colorful Gala Dinner on 9th October 2014 in Nairobi during the Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) that will be hosted by KTB. The Eco Warrior Gala Dinner is part of the itinerary for the 200 International Travel Trade ‘hosted buyers’ who will be attending the exhibition. The MKTE to be held at KICC is commencing on 8th and ending on 10th October 2014. We therefore present this as your chance to get recognized for your efforts, innovations and exceptional achievements in promoting responsible tourism and tourism sustainability in Kenya.
If you would like further details, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0726 366080.
The Eco-rating Certification Scheme
The Eco-rating certification Scheme is a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Launched in 2002 by Ecotourism Kenya in cooperation with tourism stakeholders in Kenya, the programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation facilities by awarding qualified applicants assessed under the scheme with a Bronze, Silver or Gold eco-rating certification based on their performance.
The Eco-rating certification scheme follows a systematic procedure that assesses a tourism accommodation facility on its environmental, economic and socio-cultural performance. The criteria has been designed to suit local requirements and is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) formed under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN). Through the Eco-rating certification scheme, Ecotourism Kenya aims to promote environmental, economic and social best practices by accommodation facilities within the tourism industry...Read the Eco-rating Certification Guide