Now on its 4th consecutive year, the World Travel Awards has once more hailed El Nido Resorts with “Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award” for 2017. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. It celebrates its 24th year anniversary this 2017 and continues to be recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
El Nido Resorts is a group of eco-resorts located in Northern Palawan, Philippines. The resorts offer genuine, local hospitality and unique and enriching experiences amidst the beautiful natural landscape. The 4 island resorts namely Apulit, Miniloc, Lagen and Pangulasian islands have been operating responsibly in an ecologically gifted area and continue to embrace a strong commitment to sustainability. El Nido Resorts has a program called “BE GREEN” – short for “Guard Respect Educate El Nido” – which teaches different aspects of conservation to all new employees of the resorts. The employees also undergo a five day Nature Interpretation Program, wherein they are given lectures on the geography and biodiversity of Palawan, the geology of the El Nido area, the marine turtles, terrestrial animals, birds and the like found there. This is supplemented by visits to relevant sites. The goal is for guests to leave with a solid picture of the El Nido experience — not with a smattering of pieces of trivia. The El Nido Resorts group believes that a solid picture of the El Nido experience is a poster call to action for conservation, among many benefits. And this is why intense trainings and refreshes courses are frequently offered.
Whether one is snorkeling in any of the four islands of El Nido Resorts, taking a boat tour of the Big or Small Lagoon, trekking through a hiking trail, or doing any of the other myriad activities tucked into the room rate, the guides see to it that focus is always on the environment.