Crieff Hydro’s commitment to ‘green’ initiatives has led to a shortlisting in the prestigious National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards.
The 900-acre Perthshire resort is a finalist in the Green Light (Eco Travel) category, the latest in a stream of accolades recognising Crieff Hydro’s commitment to sustainability and green tourism.
The 200-bedroom resort has a dedicated ‘Green Team’ made up of representatives from across all departments, who become ambassadors for identifying and implementing changes that contribute towards Crieff Hydro becoming a greener business. LED lighting, improved food waste management, upcycling of bedding and kitchen equipment, and guest donations towards Perthshire’s Big Tree Country Initiative are among the eco-friendly schemes which the resort has put in place.
Crieff Hydro is up against Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in Kenya and The Ocean Cleanup initiative in the Green Light category. The winners will be announced at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards ceremony on 27th November at the May Fair Hotel in London.
Stephen Leckie, CEO of Crieff Hydro, said:
“Crieff Hydro is building a stellar reputation as an eco-friendly destination and we’re delighted that the public has put us forward for this National Geographic Traveller award. The accolade is testament to our hard work in the field of sustainability. It’s something that runs right through the business, from staff training to customer awareness.”
Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said: “From some of the world’s best-loved destinations and brands to some of the attractions that really should be on everyone’s radar, this shortlist is indicative of the best in travel.”
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