SOURCE: Green Globe International, Inc.

May 06, 2008 13:05 ET

Green Globe International, Inc. Announces New Regional Sales Manager for UK/Europe

First New European Green Globe Initiatives Expected in May 2008

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - May 6, 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 announced the appointment of a new regional sales manager for the United Kingdom and the broader European market. Maria Figueiredo, who possesses extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry and specific experience representing the Green Globe program in the United Kingdom and Europe, was appointed to represent Green Globe International and assist with the marketing of the company's sustainability and carbon neutrality solutions in the region.

Ms. Figueiredo, who was appointed effective May 5, 2008, will report directly to Bradley Cox, chief operating officer for Green Globe International. She will begin immediately pursuing sales in the UK/Europe through the effective marketing of the Green Globe brand and program in the region. She will also work to engage brand building opportunities and collaborate with new and existing Green Globe partners. Green Globe International expects to announce its first new customers and projects in the UK/European market before the end of May.

Ms. Figueiredo most recently served as business development manager for EC3 Global in the UK and European markets. EC3 Global manages the Green Globe benchmarking and certification program for travel and tourism. In this role, Ms. Figueiredo provided market analysis for EC3 Global products and services in the UK and European markets, with the Green Globe program as the main product focus. She identified new opportunities in the UK and European markets, including revenue streams, and developed business plans, presentations for products, and tourism study reports for EC3/Green Globe.

Ms. Figueiredo brings to Green Globe International over 11 years experience in the tourism industry, including wholesale, retail, international marketing, trade events management and customer service environments across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia. She possesses extensive experience in working with key stakeholders, including federal and state government agencies, national and regional tourism organizations, national tourism associations, airlines, inbound tour operators, tourism and transport operators, travel agents and wholesalers. Ms. Figueiredo also has extensive experience in product and destination presentations to inbound tourism operators, international wholesalers, travel consultants, and consumers. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Travel and Tourism Management) degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.

"There are a number of existing and emerging opportunities for Green Globe in the UK/European market, and Ms. Figueiredo, with the support of the entire Green Globe International organization, is expected to play a major role in expanding the Green Globe program in this market," commented Mr. Cox.

"One of Maria's first priorities will be meeting the demand for Green Globe services in conference destinations, and together with our partners, creating new packages that link convention centers, accommodation and transportation under one carbon neutral, sustainability system," added Mr. Cox.

Green Globe International recently announced a new initiative under which Green Globe would deliver sustainability and carbon neutrality solutions for the Caribbean region. The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, tourism officials from 8 Caribbean member nations and Green Globe International have agreed to work toward a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide for the development of a communications strategy, a carbon offset strategy and a sustainability strategy under the Green Globe banner.

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) established Green Globe in 1993 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.

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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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