Maldives

Hollywood A-listers, top business CEOs, a head of state and senior environmental campaigners came together in the Maldives last week to share ideas on how to make tourism a benefit rather than a threat to the planet’s environment. The event—the SLOWLIFE Symposium, organized by the eco-luxe resort company Six Senses—drew actors Daryl Hannah and Edward Norton, business leader and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, the heads of two solar power companies and green thinkers Jonathon Porritt and Tim Smit to Soneva Fushi resort in Baa Atoll, Maldives.

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| Green Travel News | In the wake of devastating floods, cyclones and radioactive leaks, a special website has been launched to help coastal communities and tourism operators find ways to help marine environments recover. Sustainable Tourism Online is a global research hub containing hundreds of academic papers from leading universities, case studies and a […]

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| Green Travel News | Six Senses Laamu, a new luxury green resort in the Maldives, is now open for business. It’s the only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu Atoll, on the island of Olhuveli, deep in the Indian Ocean. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, Six Senses created the resort using local, […]

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| Green Travel News | Six Senses Laamu, a new luxury green resort in the Maldives, opens in April 2011. The only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu Atoll, it sits on the island of Olhuveli, deep in the Indian Ocean. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, Six Senses created the resort using local, […]

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| Green Travel News | Among the highlights of a just-concluded summit of environmental experts and travel industry leaders in the Maldives was a commitment by British Airways to only use fish from sustainable sources in its in-flight meals and the opening of talks between the government of the Maldives and BLUE Marine Foundation, which could see the creation of the […]

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