What makes an environment-friendly hotel? There are many ways to practice in order to be considered an environment-friendly hotel. The use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps and other environmentally-friendly practices within the establishments are just some of the practices to be called environment-friendly.
One of the hotels in Davao City is now practicing a green tourism activity. The Marco Polo Hotel, a popular hotel in Davao has acquired some of the characteristics that make this hotel an environment-friendly. All the lights in the hotel are CFL or Compact Fluorescent Lamps. The warm showers come from a pump that gathers heat from other sources. The hotel also segregates its waste products from non-biodegradable to biodegradable materials. The practices done by Marco Polo hotel lead them to received the Asean Green Hotel recognition Award. The Marco Polo Hotel Davao sets a good example for the rest of the hotels and other tourism establishments in Davao City for their green initiative.
In the same development, the United Nation has many programs and campaigns like the green passport and the sustainable coastal tourism campaign in order to promote sustainable development. The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) and the Tourism Sustainability Council (TSC) were launched to develop awareness for a global sustainable tourism industry.
Last March, a forum on Green Tourism was held in Davao in order to introduce energy-saving practices and guidelines. The ideas about Green Tourism are expected to be adopted by the different sectors in the local tourism industry.
Green Tourism is very important for a sustainable development and minimizing the negative effects of climate change. This campaign is a great strategy to encourage tourism businesses to voluntarily adopt the basic green guidelines so they can become more sustainable.
Aside from Marco Polo Hotel, there are already some supermarkets, resorts and tourism establishments that already started practicing green tourism.
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The Marco Polo Davao Hotel is standing at the heart of Davao’s shopping and business district and is considered as one of the best hotels in Davao. It features 245 elegant guest rooms and suites equipped with broadband Internet and other amenities. It has five restaurants and serves international buffet and an Eagles Bar which is ideal place to unwind for a drink after a long day.
The Marco Polo Davao features ten function rooms and one ballroom suited for meetings and functions. It is conveniently close to the airport at a distance of just 12 kilometers and is a 20-minute drive by car or by bus.
To meet the growing local tourism demand, the management of also planning to have a new building would rise on a vacant lot at the back of the hotel.
Marco Polo is the tallest hotel building in Davao and has become a well-known landmark of the city for the past years.
Marco Polo Davao
P.O. Box 81540 CM Recto Street,
Davao City 8000, Philippines
(63 82) 221-0888
(63 82) 225-0111