By committing to environmental and social welfare the resort has been the recipient of the Travelife Gold Certification.
Seen as appropriate recognition for outstanding contribution to their commitment to environmental and social welfare, the Finolhu Baa Atoll has made inroads into sustainable tourism and Corporate Social Responsibility, with their award being focused on Finolhu’s efforts towards accommodation sustainability.
The plush resort is nestled within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, for which Finolhu embraces its responsibility towards protecting the local environment. After an in-depth testing and reviewing process, they were awarded with the accolade after their progressive action minimising environmental impacts, improving the situation economically for people in their community, and respecting labour practices and human rights came to light. They’ve also been active in safeguarding the welfare and biodiversity of the flora and fauna around the island.
Mr Steven Phillips, General Manager at Seaside Finolhu, states “What entices many of us to travel is the chance to experience beautiful new surroundings and cultures. To ensure we can continue doing so for many years to come, it is important that we make positive choices to ensure the protection and conservation of our planet and its people. With this latest achievement, Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives formalises its commitment to making our very special part of the world a better place to live, work and visit.”
The Travelife program itself is a leading international accommodation sustainability certification program and encompasses all areas of environmental management, fair labour practices, human rights and community support. They also have some of the strictest criteria in the world, and their goal is to ensure a better future for global tourism and the local communities who are impacted. They provide invaluable tips on how accommodation providers can improve their practices environmentally and in terms of their relations with the local workforce and community.
With global travel being on the upswing in post-COVID times, travellers are become more aware of the need to be more discerning with their location choices and ensure that hotels are doing their part for sustainable tourism. The focus of protecting the natural wonders of the world, in whichever far and exotic corners of the globe, has been at the forefront of tourism ethos for several years. Fortunately for any upcoming trips to this part of the Maldives, guests can feel reassured that after winning the Travelife Gold Certification, Finolhu has a long term commitment to protecting the pristine marine life and local community that make it such a desirable location.
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