15th May 2010, www.news.lk
Sri Lanka’s Small and Medium Sector hotels too will now have the opportunity to ‘Go Green’ and implement energy and water conservation and waste management programs through the Switch Asia Programme.
A European Union funded Ceylon Chamber of Commerce collaborated effort managed by CCC Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, SWITCH-ASIA will see a further 350 hotels going ‘Green’, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau revealed.
According to the Tourism Promotion Bureau sources, the Travel Foundation (UK), Responsible Tourism Partnership, Institute of Environment Professionals Sri Lanka, and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority have committed their support as partners.
The strong ties between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the EU have facilitated in expediting SWITCH –ASIA which will enhance the globally recognized ‘Green’ image that Sri Lanka already enjoys with many award winning hotel properties adding luster to the verdant natural forest cover being the winning gem.