LooLa Adventure Resort located on the south-eastern coast of the island of Bintan in Indonesia has succeeded to wonderfully emerge as Top Overall Winner in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the prestigious World Travel Market 2015 in London recently. The announcement was made on 5 November 2015.
Located just opposite to Singapore, the island of Bintan, with its white beaches, extensive surrounding seas and world class sports events is fast developing into a prime tourist destination. Not only does it boast luxurious facilities, but now it is evident that resorts here also stress on responsible and sustainable tourism development.
In a press release received, detik.com reported that the LooLa Adventure Resort has succeeded in beating 37 finalists chosen by 12 panelists, comprising well known personalities in the tourism world.
Each year we select tourism industries that are able to create change. LooLa Adventure Resort has involved local people in its endeavors in expanding its business, said Panelist Chairman Prof. Harold Goodwin.
Reponsible Tourism means creating tourism facilities that are aware and take into consideration a sustainable natural environment and involve local communities seen from social and cultural aspects, safety and cleanliness and economic benefits. The jury decided that the LooLa Adventure Resort on Bintan fulfilled all the above criteria.
All staff in the LooLa Adventure Resort are recruited from the local population on Bintan itself. Each division of the resort also does its work well and is able to provide maximum satisfaction to its guests. LooLa Adventure Resort is able to increase income of local inhabitants by 20 to 50 percent.
Moreover, LooLa Adventure Resort is assessed as having successfully taken care of waste water and the natural environment. These measures have made givenb the resort a clean appearance, and have thus gained additional points. (for more information on the Resort log on to : www. loola.net)
"LooLa Adventure Resort is an excellent example of responsible tourism in the industry” said panelist Simon Press.
The following are winners of World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 as announced at the prestigious World Travel Market 2015 in London, UK :
For details check the following website : responsibletravel.com - http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/