During ITB Berlin 2019, the island of Félicité was recognised as the second most sustainable destination in Africa.
Félicité came in at number two in ‘Best of The Planet’ category by Green Destinations of the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations Award.
Green Destinations, a nonprofit foundation for sustainable tourism, organises the award event to recognise innovation and sustainable operations in the industry, globally.
For the second consecutive year the winners were announced during ITB Berlin.
Félicité Island is the fifth largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. The island is part of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) and two-thirds of the island consists of Ramos National Park.
Anna Zora, sustainability manager of Six Senses Zil Pasyon said, “We are very proud that our small island paradise has been recognised for the commitment to sustainable development and conservation initiatives.”
“Our key projects include island reforestation, turtle monitoring and coral restoration in addition to our zero waste and a series of important plastic-free initiatives.”
An international jury, with representatives of the tourism, ecotourism and conservation industry, reviews the submissions of The Sustainable Top 100 Destinations Award and pinpoint the destinations which pioneer responsible tourism in different parts of the world.
General Manager Hilton Hastings says, “It is an incredible honour to be recognised worldwide for our environmental efforts, making us one of the top sustainable destinations of the world.”
“The fact that a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean can make such an impact is amazing and it also comes with a lot of hard work from our team. I’m delighted that more and more guests are seeking destinations like ours and want to learn more about how they can implement similar practices when home.”