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Soneva Wins WTTC’s Global Tourism For Tomorrow Awards – Environment Category

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Soneva Resorts and Residences, a world-leading luxury resort operator, has been selected as the winner in the ‘Environment’ category in the annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards at the WTTC Global Summit, held in Madrid, Spain on April 15, 2015. 

The awards recognize the world’s best examples of sustainable tourism businesses and destinations around the world.

The Council awarded Soneva for its efforts in pioneering environmental sustainability at its two resorts, located in the Maldives (Soneva Fushi) and Thailand (Soneva Kiri).

“We take our environmental and social responsibilities very seriously. Whether it is developing resorts using sustainable materials, recycling waste materials, conserving water or preserving ecosystems, we are always prepared to take the initiative and challenge established norms,” said Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soneva Group.

“At the heart of our company and brand is our ‘Intelligent Luxury’ ethos, creating unforgettable, enlightening experiences whilst treading lightly on the earth. By making small changes to our business model, we have been able to help initiate and nurture positive change in our industry, without any negative impact on either our profitability or on our guests’ perception of our products. We are extremely proud to have received this award, which is considered as one of the best sustainability awards in the global travel and tourism industry,” he added.


Sonu Shivdasani of Soneva accepting WTTC award

From Left:

Graham Miller, Lead Judge, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva Group, Maldives and Thailand

Fiona Jeffery, Chair of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Tristan Kirchner, Executive Director at Visa Europe

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