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Green Globe Certification

April 27, 2010 09:28 ET

Green Globe Certification of Hotel Iberostar Cozumel, Mexico

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Green Globe Certification

Green Globe, the leading program in certification for sustainable tourism, announces the certification of Hotel Iberostar Cozumel.

Today the ceremony was held to award the "Green Globe Certified" certificate to Hotel Iberostar Cozumel, being the first hotel on this Mexican Caribbean Island to receive that certification in recognition of the implementation of environment-friendly practices, and of social and cultural responsibility, recognized worldwide by the responsible tourism sector.

Attending the event were representatives of the tourism and environmental industries, local authorities and the Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (MARTI).

The accreditation was delivered by Romeo Dominguez, representative of Green Globe for Latin America, to Mr. Axel Paeckel, General Director of Hotel Iberostar Cozumel.

The Engineer José Guadalupe Pérez, Certification Manager of Green Globe Latin America, mentioned that "the certification of Iberostar was achieved through the vision and leadership of its Director, Axel Paeckel, who months ago began the efforts that led the hotel to obtain this recognition. Iberostar Cozumel has blazed a trail for tourist companies dedicated to the tourism that the region currently requires."

"This has been a great achievement which we are very proud of. It was not easy. Much of the credit goes to our environmental Director, Julieta Ruíz and her team, who implemented the 'best practices' required. The support of the Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative was a great help in achieving the certification," stated Axel Paeckel, General Director of Iberostar.

About Hotel Iberostar Cozumel

Iberostar Cozumel is located on the largest island of Mexico, Cozumel, and Adjacent to Carmen Beach, some kilometers from Cancun. This diving Mecca is popular due to its magnificent reefs, Palancar and the Pared de Santa Rosa, both located to the sides of the hotel. It is the ideal destination for couples.

www.iberostar.com
(987) 8729900 ext 1302

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the most recognized system of sustainable certification worldwide, based on internationally accepted criteria for the operation and management of tourism and travel businesses. Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and operates through licenses in 83 countries. Green Globe is the only "member affiliate" certification company in the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST). The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is a co-owner of the company. For more information, visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact Information

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    Hotel Iberostar Cozumel
    www.iberostar.com
    (987) 8729900 ext 1302