Nature’s Village Resort gets ASEAN Green Hotel Award

Nature’s Village Resort was nominated by the Department of Tourism through the Tourism Office of Talisay City, Negros Occidental in the ASEAN Green Hotel Recognition Awards 2010 at the Empire Hotel in Brunei Darussalam.

NVR is the only resort-hotel that made it to the Top 10 among other tourism establishments in Western Visayas.

The nomination was made on the basis of the DOT’s random inspection on NVR’s compliance with the ASEAN Green Hotel Standards.

Chaired by Thailand, the ASEAN Task Force on Tourism Standards released the results of their organized search last December.

Tourism establishments that actively advocate sustainable or environment-friendly practices such as proper solid waste management, environmental awareness training plan for hotel staff, use of renewable energy sources, presence of noise control programs, and involvement of hotel staff in waste reduction, reusing and recycling items, waste separation and composting programs among other compliance standards, were recognized by the DOT and recommended for participation to this Southeast Asian search for Green Hotel establishments.

Other ASEAN Green Hotel awardees are the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Shangri-la’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa, Hilton Cebu Resort and Spa, Marco Polo Davao, Miniloc Island Resort-Palawan, Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Palawan, Eden Nature Park and Resort-Davao, and Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila.