Lux* South Ari, Maldives wins Travelife Gold Award

LUX* South Ari, Maldives resort has won the prestigious Travelife Gold Certification.

Travelife Gold commended the resort for the carbon offsetting programme, the whale shark and marine protection programme, as well as the resort’s energy, waste reduction and water saving measures.

The resort was also recognised for their efforts in protecting the environment by hosting its own on-site marine biologist, who works closely with the Maldives Wildlife Protection Authority. LUX* South Ari Atoll also encourages its guests to get involved in conservation activities, such as sponsoring the wildlife protection programme and joining in the volunteer tree-planting programme.

“This certification rewards the dedication of the team at LUX* South Ari Atoll, who put all their energy and passion into daily tasks on the island. Being a one-island resort, we can operate as a family community here at LUX* South Ari Atoll and this award is testament to the team’s continued commitment to sustainability. By collaborating with an organisation such as Travelife, LUX* South Ari Atoll continues to focus on helping people celebrate life and making each moment matter during their stay,” Glenn Daniels, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll said.

Travelife is an international certification system promoting sustainability within the tourism industry. It helps tour operators, hotels and accommodations to manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts, as well as communicate their achievements to stakeholders.

To gain Travelife Gold Certification, a resort must meet 150 sustainability criteria.  Resorts will be given points on how best they deal with their environmental issues, such as minimising waste and the use of energy, water and chemicals, as well as the taking of positive action on social issues, employee welfare, the protection of wildlife and in the support of the local community and local businesses.