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The Award For International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA)- 2001. Has been awarded once again with honors to the Orchid hotel

The International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) annual Green Hotelier & Restaurateur Environmental Award for 1999 recognised hospitality industry efforts that went beyond in-house environmental programmes to promote sustainable tourism. Hotel and Restaurant operators were invited to demonstrate how they were promoting sustainable development while safe-guarding local culture and protecting the environment.

The IH&RA chose this theme to coincide with the focus of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable development (CSD) meeting in April 1999, which, for the first time, debated the efforts of the travel and tourism sector in implementing Agenda 21 (the blueprint for environmental action adopted by 182 governments at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992).

Applications were judged by representatives of the International Hotels Environment Initiative (IHEI). The Orchid Hotel was judged the winner at the IH&RA Annual Congress in Durban. MR. KANAMPILLY our Director received the award on behalf of the Hotel at a gala evening celebration on the 20th of October 1999, in Durban.

The Orchid was required to fill in a questionnaire in order to qualify for the prize. Click on the questions below to view our answers, which amply illustrate our on-going commitment to sustainable eco-tourism.

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