Sustainable tourism is a way of travelling and exploring a destination while respecting its environment, culture and people.
The travel and tourism market is booming, with holidaymakers keener than ever to get away and explore new places. However, with that, comes responsibility in the form of sustainability. Some laugh it off and believe what happens on holiday, stays on holiday. Sadly, this narrow-minded view can cause an array of problems including social dislocation, animal cruelty and ecological degradation. The increasing awareness around sustainability has created demand of ‘responsible holidays,’ in the shape of nature-based tourism, eco-tourism and cultural tourism. Now, do not think these holidays are not fun. In fact, they are better than ordinary holidays because they are authentic. You will experience the real deal rather than a fluffed up fake version of reality.
Travelling always offers unsustainable (and often tempting) options, including cheap flights, discounted excursions and opportunities to take the best snaps for Instagram. However, it is essential that we look at the bigger picture and ask ourselves is it really worth causing harm? If we have got you intrigued and you want to know more about how you can become a sustainable tourist, look no further. At Alpha, we are all about being sustainable, preserving our precious world together!
Helnan Hotel Group is so focused on educating its staff, guests and stockholders on how to help preserve Mother Nature & its resources without compromising on the quality offered or delivered.
- - World Water Day on the 22nd of March
- - World Earth Day on the 22nd of April
- - World Bird Migratory Day in May
- - World Environmental Day on the 5th of June
- - World Clean Up Day on the 15th of September
During each event, a lot of promotional and awareness collaterals are distributed throughout the hotels to make sure that our guests are aware of the date and time for maximum participation. To add some excitement to the events, we always try to include some fun activities during the day for our guests, to further enjoy e.g. snorkeling and diving on the Clean Up Day, where guests are allowed to clean up the sea water while practicing two of their favorite water sports.
Every year after finalizing the annual sustainability report, we plan for next year’s targets that have to do with our main resources consumption, as follows:
KW/Day per guest
KW/Day per guest
Liter/Day per guest