In case you missed it, the “It takes an Island” webinar last week produced some valuable takeaways. Thon Thamrongnawasawat highlighted the importance of marine management to sustain tourism and the environment. Eric Ricaurte’s data showed the vast performance gap between hotels – 5* and sustainable is achievable. Crossroads Maldives’ De Cuyper Dirk showed how Discovery centres can be part of a resort and conservation programme. Our own Matthew Carlisle shared XCO2’s process to use computer modelling to lower OPEX and improve comfort in rooms and villas. And Claudine Nagiah gave us a look at “best in class” for their Blue Tree Resort.
Bill Barnett said it well, “Sustainability should be the new normal”.