PATA Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 – Best Independent Accommodation (2015)
The Tourism InSPIRE Awards acknowledge organisations and businesses that demonstrate excellence in social, environmental, and economic sustainability in tourism.
The Tourism InSPIRE Awards is supported by the UNEP and the SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Support Component (RPSC), managed by UNEP, funded by the European Union, and implemented by PATA.
The awards aim to raise awareness on sustainable tourism issues and to inspire the uptake and sharing of good practices, ultimately embedding responsible and exemplary sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices in the daily operations of organisations throughout the tourism industry.
The awards were judged based on EIGHT criteria: (1) resource efficiency, (2) value chain approach, (3) eco-innovation, (4) sustainable consumption, (5) sustainability reporting, (6) community action, (7) cultural heritage, and (8) collective impact.
These criteria were developed based on SCP principles and existing internationally recognised sustainable tourism standards such as those developed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).