The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has chosen El Nido Resorts in Palawan as the recipient of the Gold Award 2011 – Environmental Education Programme. El Nido was cited for its Be GREEN (Guard, Respect, Educate El Nido) campaign, which is a five-course environmental practices training seminar that educates staff of El Nido Resorts in biodiversity conservation, environmental legislation, ecological solid waste management, water conservation, and energy conservation.
Ten Knots Development Corporation, owner and operator of El Nido Resorts, said it upholds responsible tourism through long-term sustainable practices. El Nido Resorts’ luxury eco-resorts are located on Lagen Island and Miniloc Island in El Nido, Palawan, and on Apulit Island in Taytay, Palawan. A fourth property, the luxurious Pangulasian Island Resort, also in El Nido, will open in the latter part of 2011.