SOURCE: Green Globe International, Inc.

April 25, 2008 11:11 ET

Green Globe International, Inc. Congratulates Chisun Grand Akasaka on Becoming Japan's First Green Globe Benchmarked Hotel

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Green Globe International, Inc. (OTCBB: GGLB), which owns the Green Globe brand, the premier international brand for sustainable travel, tourism and related businesses, today congratulated Chisun Grand Akasaka, managed by Solare Hotels ( and Resorts Co. Ltd., on becoming the first hotel in Japan to be benchmarked under the Green Globe benchmarking and certification program for sustainable tourism.

The Green Globe benchmarking and certification program for travel and tourism has been adopted in over 50 nations in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe. The Green Globe Japan Office was established in April 2006.

Chisun Grand Akasaka, in being awarded Green Globe benchmarked status, has been recognised as having met environmental standards for accommodation facilities as defined by the following indicators: 1) sustainability policy, 2) energy consumption, 3) water consumption, 4) waste sent to landfill, 5) community commitment, 6) resource conservation (paper resource), 7) use of cleaning products, and 8) use of pesticide products.

This achievement provides recognition by an independent third-party that Chisun Grand Akasaka is taking a proactive stance towards environmental protection by implementing eco-friendly practices, which not only enhance sustainability but also bring about cost-saving and competitive advantages.

Green Globe is the leading benchmarking and certification program developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. The program is managed by Brisbane, Australia based EC3 Global, the commercialization and adaptation division of the Sustainable Tourism Co-Operative Research Centre, whose research program is overseen by 17 of Australia's leading universities.

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) established Green Globe in 1992 as a response to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, where 182 Heads of State endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of Sustainable Development. Green Globe is the only international benchmarking and certification program based on Agenda 21 principles. It provides a framework for environmental and social performance improvement through independent third party verification.

"We applaud Chisun Grand Akasaka for its participation in the Green Globe program and for achieving benchmarked status," stated Steven R. Peacock, chief executive officer of Green Globe International. "We look forward to seeing additional hotel properties in Japan follow this example and begin their own journey toward sustainability with the Green Globe program."

It was recently announced that by 2010, 400 of Novotel properties across 61 countries will have been certified under the Green Globe benchmarking and certification program. Novotel is an upscale and midscale brand of Accor, the European leader and a major global hotel group, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions.

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About Green Globe International, Inc.

Green Globe International, Inc. is the majority owner of Green Globe, Ltd., a British company that owns the Green Globe brand, the premier international brand for sustainable travel, tourism and related green businesses. The company also holds a majority interest in Global Travel Exchange, Inc., whose Voyager Network travel distribution platform provides a service that enables direct access to reservation systems of major travel suppliers such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels, car rental companies and providers of other travel amenities. For more information, please visit

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