A few months after its distinction with the “Ecocity 2006” award for Environmental Investment in June 2006, in addition to several environmental awards by Tour Operators, Aldemar’s significant work for the protection of the environment receives yet another award. This time, the distinction is on an international scale, granted by the great German Tour Operator, TUI, which granted the chains hotel Aldemar Olympian Village in West Peloponnese with the «Unwelt Champion 2006» award.
The distinction of a hotel with the specific award is based upon:
A) the evaluation of its environmental sensibility by the hotel guests and
B) environmental research conducted by TUI and inspected on the spot.
A hotel’s participation in the contest is based on a number of strict criteria including:
the legislated environmental policy in force
water and energy saving
adherence to the HACCP system for product safety and sanitation
the protection of fauna and flora of the area.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time the hotel receives such an important distinction, as it has been awarded with the same prize in 2004.
According to the Group’s Development & Quality Manager Mrs Karantemiri Aldemar raises its quality standards for ecological management with the implementation of environment friendly activities under its ecological program, Mare Verde. This company policy is based on the understanding of environmental awareness as an integral part of tourist awareness and, therefore, a prerequisite for sustainable growth. Each distinction marks an approval of the company’s environmental strategy.
Furthermore, the company is being awarded by the distinguished Swiss Tour Operator Kuoni with the Green Planet award for a number of years, whilst in 2006 blue flags waved on all coasts of Aldemar hotels for the 8th consecutive year.