Xcaret and Xel-Há Receive EarthCheck Gold Certification

Xcaret and Xel-Ha parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya were awarded EarthCheck Gold certification, which guarantees their adherence to the highest international standards of sustainable tourism, during a ceremony led by Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck at the recent EarthCheck Inner Circle 2017 Forum, held in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

“Experiencias Xcaret has confirmed its position as a true worldwide leader in responsible tourism, and a genuine source of inspiration to the international tourism community,” Mr. Moore said.

“We believe what’s good for the planet can also be good for business, and we are thrilled to celebrate here in Mexico. I would like to congratulate the whole team at Xcaret and Xel-Ha on their Gold achievement, which recognises five continuous years of independent accreditation. Experiencias Xcaret  is a leading operator in the Americas and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.” he said.

Miguel Quintana Pali, President of Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, thanked EarthCheck for the distinction and assured that the parks will continue to develop good practices, to contribute to the preservation of natural resources and ensure their viability in the medium and long term.

According to EarthCheck, Xcaret and Xel-Há are committed to environmental sustainability through efficient management of all its assets and resources and are constantly working towards closely integrating their operations with product design and development coupled with responsible sourcing.

Speaking about the sustainable operation of Xcaret and Xel-Ha, Miguel Quintana said: “It allows us to give back to the tourist industry a part of everything we have learned over more than 25 years, serving almost 40 million visitors. To all of them we have left a message about the importance of taking care of natural resources and our cultural heritage, and how we can contribute, from our own management, to a better world. “


About EarthCheck

EarthCheck is an award winning global business advisory group specialising in sustainability. In the past decade, EarthCheck have supported more than 360 research projects with a total value of $260 million. Its flagship product, EarthCheck Certified, is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification program for the Travel & Tourism industry. EarthCheck Consulting works with tourism development bodies from Ireland to Australia to Ecuador. The EarthCheck Building, Planning and Design Standards are being utilised on four continents in economies and landscapes as diverse as Dubai, Zanzibar, China and Mexico. Currently, EarthCheck is advising more than 1,300 tourism and travel operators across 30+ industry sectors in 70 countries across the globe to make tourism sustainable every day.

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