NATIONAL ECOTOURISM WORKSHOP GREEN HOTEL AWARD YE MYINT DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER MINISTRY OF HOTELS & TOURISM
What is a GREEN Hotel? • “Green” hotels are environmentally friendly properties that take the initiative and implement very important practices and programs to reduce energy, water, and waste. Green Hotels are participating in recycling programs, linen changing programs, installing energy efficient lighting, and getting their message out to their guests and how they are doing their part in protecting the planet.
Why Should Hotels Be Green? - Being green goes directly to your bottom line. - Being green goes directly to your front doors which open wide to bring guests back again and again. - Being green goes directly to keeping staff long- term because management clearly cares for their health and well-being.
The Major Players in Green Lodging Certification • Green Key Global • Green Globe International • Energy Star • Green Seal • Audubon Green Leaf • Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design (LEED )
Continued • Eco Rooms & Eco Suites • Green Tourism Business Scheme • Sustainable Tourism Eco- Certification Program ( STEP ) • A Nationwide Certification Program In The United State • U.S Statewide Certification Programs
Eco- Labeling Program • Japan's Eco Mark • Nordic Swan Eco-label • Korea's Environmental Labeling Association • India's Ecomark Scheme • Singapore's Green Label Scheme • Sweden's Good Environmental Choice • France's NF Environment • Australia's Environmental Choice • United States' Green Seal • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ASEAN Tourism StandardsMajor Criteria and Requirements 2.1 Green Hotel 2.2 Food & Beverage Services 2.3 Public Restroom 2.4 Home Stay 2.5 Eco Tourism 2.6 Tourism Heritage
What Is Green Hotel? • Green Hotel is a hotel which is environmentally friendly and adopts energy conservation measures.
Myanmar Awardees of ASEAN Green Hotel Award( 2008-2009 ) • 1. The Strand Hotel ( Yangon ) • 2. The Governor’s Residence - Pansea ( Yangon ) • 3. Sandoway Resort ( Ngapali Beach ) • 4. Amazing Ngapali Resort ( Ngapali Beach ) • 5. Bagan Hotel River View ( Bagan/ Nyaung Oo ) • 6. Thiripyitsaya Sakura (Bagan/ Nyaung Oo ) • 7. Sunny Paradise Resort ( Ngwe Saung ) • 8. Aureum Palace Hotel and Resort ( Ngwe Saung ) • 9. Hill Top Villa Resort Hotel ( Kalaw ) • 10. Kandawgyi Palace Hotel ( Yangon )
Myanmar Awardees of ASEAN Green Hotel Award (2010 – 2011 ) • 1. Inya Lake Hotel ( Yangon ) • 2. Mya Yeik Nyo – Royal Hotel ( Yangon ) • 3. Inlay Khaung Daing – Village Resort ( Naung Shwe ) • 4. Inlay Princess Resort ( Naung Shwe ) • 5. Nan Myaing Hotel ( Pyin Oo Lwin ) • 6. Aureum Palace ( Bagan ) • 7. Amata Resort & Spa (Ngapali Beach) 8. Bay of Bangal Resort (Ngwe Saung ) 9. Mingalar Garden Resort (Pyay) • 10.Riyal Kaytumadi Hotel (Taung Ngu)