Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas, home of Dolphin Encounters, has obtained the Travelife Partner award.
The award is a recognition for the long-term efforts and frontrunner position of Blue Lagoon Island regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Blue Lagoon Islandcomplies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information.
Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification in the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including ABTA, The British Travel Association, ABVR, The Dutch association of tour operators and PATA.
Mr Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of Blue Lagoon Islandsets an example for the Bahamas tourism sector. It will inspire other companies to follow the same path”.
“Blue Lagoon Island has for decades been committed to preserving and protecting the marine environment and to operating in a sustainable manner,” said Robert Meister, Managing Director of Blue Lagoon Island. “We are proud to be the first in The Bahamas to receive this award and we encourage others in our country to join us.”
“Sustainability protects everything, our natural environment, the company’s success and most importantly our people and our way of life,” said Dr Ancellino Davis, Sustainability Coordinator for Blue Lagoon Island. “This award program is recognition for the hard work that our colleagues throughout the Caribbean and the world are doing to make the locations we love last.”