Ginger Goa, Panjim – a revolutionary concept in the lean luxury segment from the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has been awarded the Green Hotel Certification by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
As a key stakeholder in Goa's tourism and hospitality industry, IHCL is committed towards sustainability, and continues to lead environmental stewardship through conscious efforts and efficient management of its assets and resources.
Speaking on the achievement, Area Director (Operations for IHCL, Goa), Anmol Ahluwalia, said, “In line with the vision of IHCL's ESG+ framework of Paathya, the Green Hotel Certification reiterates our commitment to safeguard the environment."
"In a globally thriving industry, it is imperative that we practice and promote responsible tourism to chart a new tomorrow one that is more sustainable,” he added.
WTTC, an internationally recognized authority in the tourism industry, plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable and responsible tourism practices.
The Green Hotel Certification, awarded by the council, is a prestigious acknowledgment of a hotel's commitment to environmental conservation, energy efficiency and community engagement.
Ginger Goa, Panjim's Green Hotel Certification represents significant strides in the pursuit of shaping responsible tourism in Goan hospitality.
Aligned with global sustainability benchmarks, a hotel must adhere to the 'Hotel Sustainability Basics' – fundamental indicators developed by the industry to earn this recognition.
These include key criteria, grouped into three areas: Efficiency, Planet and People.
Compliance of the specified parameters are verified through an audit process, following which the certification is awarded.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) in Goa comprises a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service.
These include Taj Cidade de Goa, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, The Yellow House, Anjuna, IHCL SeleQtions, Vivanta Goa (Panjim), Vivanta Goa (Miramar), Ginger, amã Stays & Trails, Qmin and TajSATS.
Currently, IHCL has a portfolio of 270 hotels (including 79 under development) globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations.
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