El Nido wins award for tourism
El Nido Resorts in Palawan has received an award during the recently held Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards. The resort said it won the “Mid to Small Accommodation” category at the Wild Asia awards programme held in October 2009. Other 2009 Responsible Tourism Award winners are the ITC Mughal in India for the “Large to Mid-Size Accommodation” category and the Sunderbans Jungle Camp also in India for the “Community-based to Homestay Operators” category.
Responsible Tourism indicators include employing 70 percent local staff and giving them good living conditions, serving regional food, building on locally-owned land, supporting local conservation projects, and having efficient energy consumption.