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Over 40 hotel firms keen on ‘Green Hotels’ competition

Oct 6, 2014 2:39:42 PM - www.ft.lk

Nearly 40 hotel firms including top notch leisure sector operators such as John Keells, Aitken Spence, Serendib Hotels, Taj Group, Tangerine, Asian Leisure and Aliya Hotels showed a keen interest to take part in the annual ‘Green Hotels’ competition, organised for the first time by the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka affiliated to The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Recently, the Association organised a seminar at The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to create awareness among the potential competitors, on how to apply for the contest.
The Green Hotels competition, which is a continuation of a very successful greening hotel award scheme initiated by the EU sponsored Greening Sri Lanka Hotels programme, aims to recorgnise the sustainability practices adopted by the local hotel firms.
Addressing the seminar President of the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka Jayantissa Kehelpennala said: “I can see several new faces around this table, which shows that Greening or sustainability takes a very central role in our hotel sector.”
During the seminar, Srilal Miththapala, Past President of THASL also made a presentation, which explained how the competition will take place.
The hotel firms, who have implemented best sustainable practices in energy, water and waste management, followed sustainable customer engagement methods, have taken dedicated sustainability initiatives and who have also on a year on year basis, initiated new projects towards bringing in green practices to their respective hotels, will be recognized at the proposed competition. For more clarification you may contact the THASL Secretariat on (011) 5588816 / 5588855.