Prior to World Ocean Awareness Month (June), the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and Parley for the Ocean Maldives formalized their partnership.The recently signed Letter of Intent intends to draw attention to the main concerns threatening the ocean and supports the Maldives Tourism Industry's goal of implementing the Parley AIR Strategy.
Three major pillars make up the Parley AIR Strategy:
AVOID using plastics made of fossil fuels wherever possible.
DIVERT plastic trash from landfills, the environment, and fire by putting it in closed loops.
REDESIGN goods and materials, and reconsider how we communicate and exist on Earth.
Mark Eletr, general manager of the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, said, "We are thrilled to be officially collaborating with Parley for the Ocean to keep the crystal clear waters of the Maldives pristine and a safe habitat for our marine life."
When we met with the Parley team, I felt inspired and involved right away.I wanted our resort to support their initiatives not just strategically but also in the crucial spheres of awareness and education.
According to Mark, many visitors to Kandooma are interested in green initiatives, sustainable living practices, and the usage of renewable energy, and the resort is in a good position to raise awareness through guest outreach and custom programs.
Hotels and resorts are in a unique position to exploit their connections with visitors to serve as role models and tell the tale.The tourism industry has a duty to protect the stunning natural riches of our region, he continued.
If part of the resort's commitment to the AIR Strategy, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has agreed to collect plastic garbage on-site, assist in transferring plastics from adjacent islands using resort boats (if needed), and take part in clean-up efforts on uninhabited islands. In order to conserve the ocean for future generations, the resort is actively looking at more "avoid" methods related to the use of plastic in resort operations. Visitors are actively encouraged to make an emotional connection with the ocean while visiting Kandooma.As part of its commitment to fostering a respect for the water, the resort has also promised to encourage each member of its staff to become an advocate for the oceans and to forge strong linkages with local neighborhoods and educational institutions.
Shaahina Ali, the executive director of Parley Maldives, commented on the partnership with Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.
Parley and Kandooma's management "share valuable synergies, and we're excited about the opportunities that will emerge through this new relationship, which will further promote our AIR Tourism program designed to address the major threats to our oceans through creativity, collaboration, and eco-innovation."
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is a stunning island paradise that is only 40 minutes by boat from the airport and is situated in the South Male atoll.A wide range of recreational activities and some of the greatest diving in the Maldives are set against the backdrop of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, and blue waters. For their accommodations, guests have a choice of Garden and Beach Villas, two-story Beach Houses, and the well-known Overwater Villas.Families can choose between 2- and 3-bed villas, as well as the Kandoo Kids' Club and its extensive activity schedule.Six restaurants and bars make sure that healthy appetites are sated and that the flavors of the Maldives are experienced. Sun loungers and hammocks can be found all across the island for visitors who want to completely unwind, while the Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala provides the ultimate in peace and tranquility for both body and mind.