Ginger Goa, Panjim– a revolutionary concept in the lean luxury segment from the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has been awarded the Green Hotel Certification by the esteemed World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As a key stakeholder in Goa’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry, IHCL strengthens its commitment towards sustainability and continues to lead environmental stewardship through conscious efforts and efficient management of all its assets and resources.
Speaking on the achievement, Anmol Ahluwalia, Area Director – Operations for IHCL, Goa said, “In line with the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, the Green Hotel Certificationreiterates our commitment to safeguard the environment. In a globally thriving industry, we must practice and promote responsible tourism to chart a new tomorrow – one that is more sustainable.”
WTTC, an internationally recognised authority in the tourism industry, plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable and responsible tourism practices. The Green Hotel Certification, awarded by the council, is a prestigious acknowledgment of a hotel’s commitment to environmental conservation, energy efficiency and community engagement.
Ginger Goa, Panjim’s Green Hotel Certification represents significant strides in the pursuit of shaping responsible tourism in Goan Hospitality. Aligned with global sustainability benchmarks, the hotel must adhere to the ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics,’ fundamental indicators developed by the industry to earn this recognition. These include key criteria, grouped into three areas: Efficiency, Planet and People. Compliance with the specified parameters is verified through an audit process, following which the certification is awarded.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 270 hotels including 79 under development globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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