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Green Globe Certification

March 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Green Globe Certification Announces Formation of New International Advisory Committee

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  Green Globe Certification announces the formation of a new International Advisory Committee. To lead this process Green Globe Certification has appointed Mr. Guy Chester to the position of Director of Integrity & International Advisory Services.

The role of the International Advisory Committee will be to continue the ongoing review of sustainability criteria that underpins the Green Globe Standard. Green Globe Certification CEO, Mr. Guido Bauer, said, "As an Affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and part owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) we have benefited from expert guidance in the formulation of our Green Globe Standard."

"Our appointment of Mr. Guy Chester brings substantial expertise and insight into the practical achievement of sustainable tourism as well as connection to specialist environmental networks around the world. With Mr. Guy Chester onboard, Green Globe will continue to provide the highest international standard in sustainability certification.

Mr. Guy Chester is the former Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the Tourism Stewardship Council (TSC), the lead authority supported by the travel industry, UNEP, UNWTO and the United Nations Foundation, delivering the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. Mr. Chester authored updates of the Green Globe Company Standard between 2002 to 2009 and will remain a board member of TSC.

Mr. Chester said, "In my role with the TSC and with my previous experience updating the Green Globe Standard, I have worked with many experts in sustainable practices across the many industry sectors that make up travel and tourism.

"I am honored to have taken up this new position and look forward to bringing past and new contributors to our International Advisory Committee."

The new draft Green Globe Standard will be presented at the Green Globe World Summit in Kassel, Germany -- May 28 - 31, 2010. Founding members of the International Advisory Committee will be announced and nominations for executive positions will be open. For more information about the Summit, please visit www.greenglobe.com/worldsummit.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability certification based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses, operating in over 83 countries via the Green Globe Alliance. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com.

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