Resort Condominium International (RCI), one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, recently launched their “RCI Going Green Award” for its affiliated timeshare resorts in the Pacific.
Developed in conjunction with Dr. David Weaver, Professor of Tourism Research at Griffith University, RCI’s Going Green Award will focus specifically on timeshare resort operations. The program was modeled after some of the top green certification programs and awards currently running in the tourism industry.
“I am absolutely delighted to be working on this initiative with RCI,” said Dr. Weaver. “I expect an award program such as this will really raise awareness of and participation in environmentally-friendly best practices within the sector.” Dr. Weaver specializes in the fields of sustainable tourism management and ecotourism.
Winners of the inaugural Gold, Silver and Bronze RCI Going Green Awards will be announced at the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council annual conference in September of 2010.
RCI is promoting and encouraging sharing of environmental sustainability best practices in the tourism industry through its Green Council. WyndhamGreen by Wyndham Worldwide is working to manage energy consumption as a part of the company’s overall green strategy.