Sustainable tourism

Recent guest and Australian cricketer Alex Carey participated in the programs with his family, and praised the programs. Picture: SUPPLIED

Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa are strengthening their sustainability initiatives to mark World Environment Day celebrations this week.

The programs were designed for holidaymakers getting a chance to participate in the preservation of the resort’s environment.

According to the hotel, the programs include the Coral Reef Restoration program, on-site herb garden at the Spa InterContinental and Natadola Honey Bee Hives project.

The program also bolsters the resort’s ongoing commitments to sustainability which also includes regular beach clean-ups, food waste management, phasing out single use plastic in bathrooms, IHG’s “A Greener Stay” initiative and more. IHG South Pacific area general manager Lachlan Walker said the significance of providing greener stays for travellers stemmed from tourists being more environmentally conscious.

“Post-Covid, we understand that guests are increasingly conscious of their environmental impact while travelling, and Australians form the majority of our guests,” he said.

“As a leading luxury resort in Fiji, we believe we are in a position to help drive the change in attitudes towards travelling sustainability through offering educational and first-hand experiences that our guests can participate in, which also in-turn can help to preserve the beautiful ecosystem of Natadola Beach.

“We are excited to be adding new initiatives to our suite of ongoing sustainability efforts.”

Recent guest and Australian cricketer Alex Carey who participated in the programs with his family praised the programs.

“‘Incorporating eco-friendly activities into our holiday not only provided us with endless hours of fun with our kids but it was also a great way to help give back to the environment whilst travelling,” he said.

“It’s great to see resorts like InterContinental Fiji incorporating their commitment to sustainability into hands-on activities for travellers to experience.

“The highlight of our holiday to Fiji was embarking on the Coral Reef Restoration Program at InterContinental Fiji.

“The kids loved it. The resort’s Marine Biologist was really insightful and we got to marvel at the marine life whilst collecting coral fragments to give them a new home.”

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