DE PALM TOURS LEADS THE WAY IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
In an important milestone, De Palm Tours has achieved its 4th Silver certification through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.
As tourism operations around the world strive to do their part to avoid catastrophic climate change, one family-owned Aruban company continues to make serious sustainable strides. De Palm Tours, proudly serving travelers to Aruba for 60 years, has tackled many different projects over the last five years to make their tours more environmentally friendly.
These efforts correspond with EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specializing in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry. Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that De Palm Tours has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability. Mr. Moore said, “I would like to congratulate whole team at De Palm Tours on their achievement. De Palm Tours is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
As plastic continues to wash up on the shores of Aruba and global temperatures continue to rise, every effort makes a difference. “For such a small island, this became a big problem. Going green was non-negotiable – if we were going to preserve our paradise, we had to act fast,” members the De Palms team echoed, grateful to have leaders willing to invest the time and money into preservation efforts.
De Palm Tours’ team is taking the standard actions like minimizing energy usage and re-using water, but also going above and beyond by supporting reef revival projects and pioneering community cleanups.
As De Palm Tours continues to operate as eco-friendly as possible, they are making their way to achieve EarthCheck’s platinum level status which will ensure the operation is operating on a clean, earth-friendly footprint.
By working with EarthCheck, De Palm Tours has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
To learn more about De Palm Tours’ extensive environmental efforts, visit DePalm.com/thegivingpalm/