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Could Sustainability be the future of Luxury - webinar by www.takecare.travel

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/alexandrets... Why you should watch? To Get Inspired! Webinar organized by TAKECARE.TRAVEL, consulting services for leaders in sustainability. The codes of luxury in travel have changed, join our webinar and listen to true champions of sustainability who have redefined true luxury. “Luxury travel today is defined less by thread count and Michelin stars and more by access to the people, places and experiences that represent all that is authentic about a destination. There’s no denying that comfort factors still apply and high standards of accommodation and dining will always feature on the luxury traveller’s wish list. However, today’s luxury traveller seeks more depth of understanding and immersion into local culture than ever before. People don’t just want to see – they want to participate. – George Morgan-Grenville, Chief Executive Officer, Red Savannah ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS: Anna Pollock, Founder Conscious.Travel Anna Pollock has 45 years’ experience in tourism as an independent consultant, strategist, international speaker, and change agent. Her strength is her ability to see the whole “big picture” and help others make sense of their rapidly and dramatically changing world. Conscious.travel is a new, grass roots approach involving a set of principles and practices learned and expressed collaboratively by a host community willing to assume responsibility for shaping the scale and pace of tourism development in a manner that ensures tourism is a force for good. Web site: www.conscious.travel Our second speaker is Mikaku Doliveck Mikaku, along with his wife Putu, has been leading tours and retreats to Bali for years prior to creating Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat in Sukawati, Bali. Mikaku has traveled the world learning various techniques and methods and has put many to use in the creation and advancement of Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat. In his spare time he loves to play with his little boy Bodhi, and take photographs. He was recently was awarded “Travel Photographer of The Year”. Floating Leaf has been recognized at the third best hotel in Bali for 2016 by Tripadvisor. Finally our third speaker is Aebe Christian De Boer. Christian is the general manager of the Shinta Mani, which attained third place in the 2013 TripAdvisor ranking of the World’s best Hotel, and its sister resort, the Shinta Mani Club, also Conde Nast Travellers Choice award 2015 - Nr 1 in SE-Asia & Nr9 in the whole world. Shinta Mani has been awarder nb 2 best hotel in the world by Tripadvisor. Located in Cambodia, near Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia , the Shinta Mani is a model of how a hotel can be involved in the improvement of the local communities’ lives. Indeed, the hotel itself is funding the Shinta Mani Foundation, dedicated to teaching the local youth, provide medical attention to the people who can’t afford it and help small local businesses get funding. The cohabitation of the for-profit high end hotels with their non-profit foundation counterpart, how they work, exchange and benefit from one another to thrive and ultimately make the best impact on their environment, makes for a fantastic tale. To view our previous webinars: Waste Management: practical tips and ideas Water efficiency opportunities for hotels: How to reduce your hotel's energy consumption: How to have a positive impact on local communities: www.takecare.travel www.bookgreener.com www.bookgreener.com/connect

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