April, 2023 – In an important milestone, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea has achieved Bronze Benchmark status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.
“This achievement proves that we are dedicated to preserving our unique destination, the Dead Sea, as well as our planet Earth. Our ongoing programs aim to support our environment, people, and community, and the prosperity of our reach will be further enhanced to have a better impact on the three pillars we are committed to preserving and maintaining,” said Mr. Sebastien Mariette, Cluster General Manager and Area General Manager for Kempinski Levant Region.
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the world needs to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. Today, we are already at 1.1 °C and feeling the effects, meaning that the window for achieving our target and avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change is rapidly closing. The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations need to be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating this change.
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.
Mr. Moore said, “I would like to congratulate whole team at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea on their achievement. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
By working with EarthCheck, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
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EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck’s holistic approach to responsible tourism and its world leading science enables destinations and operators to benchmark and certify their performance with confidence and surety.
Through its Total Tourism Management™ platform, EarthCheck works in partnership with clients to help plan for the future and guide the design, construction and operation of smart buildings and the responsible management of tourism destinations. Find out more at earthcheck.org