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Tropitel Go Green

Sustainable tourism is a way of travelling and exploring a destination while respecting its environment, culture and people.

The travel and tourism market is booming, with holidaymakers keener than ever to get away and explore new places. However, with that, comes responsibility in the form of sustainability. Some laugh it off and believe what happens on holiday, stays on holiday. Sadly, this narrow-minded view can cause an array of problems including social dislocation, animal cruelty and ecological degradation. The increasing awareness around sustainability has created demand of ‘responsible holidays,’ in the shape of nature-based tourism, eco-tourism and cultural tourism. Now, do not think these holidays are not fun. In fact, they are better than ordinary holidays because they are authentic. You will experience the real deal rather than a fluffed up fake version of reality.

Travelling always offers unsustainable (and often tempting) options, including cheap flights, discounted excursions and opportunities to take the best snaps for Instagram. However, it is essential that we look at the bigger picture and ask ourselves is it really worth causing harm? If we have got you intrigued and you want to know more about how you can become a sustainable tourist, look no further. At Alpha, we are all about being sustainable, preserving our precious world together!

Tropitel Dahab Oasis is so focused on educating its staff, guests and stockholders on how to help preserve Mother Nature & its resources without compromising on the quality offered or delivered.

Consumption Targets

At Tropitel Dahab Oasis, we are always keen on engaging positively with our guests. And one of Tropitel Dahab Oasis’s strength points is its environmental vision & efforts in conserving it. And to engage our clients & staff all the same in this important mission of ours; we educate our guests on our philosophy and different conservation actions through our environmental boards, flyers, stickers, questionnaires and booklets.

Environmental Boards

Educate our guests about our environmental policy, our activities, international environmental events calendar, general information about climate and biodiversity changes and their future consequences.

Environmental Questionnaire

It was a very important step to consider our guests feedback in our future plans, so we tried an online survey asking for the guests opinion in our environmental activities. Followed by an in-house questionnaires for guests while staying at our hotels. This step helped us collect and gather more & new ideas on how we can improve our conservation approaches and make them more appealing for our guests to part-take in.

Marine Life Information

This is an informational/instructional flyer that we put on our boards at the hotels and in the form of stickers that are distributed on our beaches for guests. The aim of which is to educate them on the importance of the marine life and encourage them to refrain from any harmful behaviors that might damage the sea corals or creatures.

Coral Reefs Map

Saving and protecting the coral reefs is one of our main environmental approaches, accordingly these maps had to be added in front of the beaches that contain reefs. These maps indicate the reefs borders, the safe to swim areas where there would be no harm to the precious reefs. These maps were also customized into flyers and they are regularly distributed inside guest rooms.

Environmental Booklet

Produced in three different languages i.e. English, German & Russian, our environmental booklet contains details on the company’s environmental policy, actions, some general information about Egypt’s environmental characteristics, natural resources and how we help in preserving them etc…. It was very well received by our clients and business partners.

 

 

We at Tropitel Dahab Oasis focus a lot on this subject and pay it a lot of attention and importance. Because what you do with your wastes reflects your corporate image & performance.

At Tropitel Dahab Oasis we created our systems for collecting, reusing, recycling and reducing our wastes either liquids or solids in an easy and simple way, bearing in mind raising our staff awareness and conserving our resources.

Wastes Collection

 

Waste collection is done in an easy, simple way from its source, to facilitate the segregation process. The garbage containers sets are all around in our properties and the back areas of our departments & kitchens. We apply a similar process for the liquids that are a big proportion of our wastes. We also collect used batteries, cartridge toners and light bulbs.

Reusing Wastes

We reuse wastes via a lot of methods. We try to reuse as much as we can from our solid wastes that negatively impact the environment. Similarly the old glass bottles, linens, towels, curtains……etc which we use in making some handcrafts and as decorative ornaments in different areas like bars, staff housing, laundry bags, cochins covers….etc

Wastes Recycling

We were the leading hotels company to recycle plastic, metal and cardboard using new technologies. We used to compress the solid wastes in big ballets and sell them to different plants and factories for using them as fertilizers and in new industries, but this action had stopped as per the Egyptian environmental law. We currently recycle only small items and send the rest of our wastes for other contractors.

Reducing Wastes

The most important output of our wastes management system is changing the mentality of our staff and increasing their environmental awareness. To succeed in reducing wastes, we needed the cooperation of our staff and guests whom we always reminded via signs and instructions in our day to day operation in all areas. We also conduct a lot of awareness sessions for our staff about methods of reducing our wastes.

Buying most of our supplies in big containers and bulks relative to our occupancies helps a lot in the reducing process, in addition to using big dispensers for water and chemicals that also help reduce our wastes.

Moreover issuing purchasing requisitions according to the number of guests is very important to reduce our wastes quantity.

Reducing Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects in the Earth’s environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans.

We started the long way and will continue and show our commitment just to make a difference, we should have the courage to step into it and carry the torch of change.

Hazardous Wastes

 

The hotels operations don’t have too much of hazardous wastes due to the nature of the business. But we normally control those items in various ways.

Types of hazardous wastes:
  • – Used batteries
  • – Fluorescent lamps
  • – Printer cartridges
  • – Chemicals containers
  • – Used oils

 

We collect batteries and fluorescent lamps and give them to the authorized contractor. Our staff receives regular trainings in this regards and visible containers are available in the operation areas.

Empty printer cartridges are collected and returned to the supplier meanwhile the store keepers don’t approve any new purchase requisition unless they receive the used cartridge.

Used oils are collected in old containers and sold to contractors to be used in soap industry. Prior to this step we add chlorine or any other disinfectant to make sure that it will go to the right direction.

Chemical containers are cut from the bottom to make sure that the contractors only use them in the recycling process (compressing followed by shredding to be used in new industries).

To monitor our consumption and conserve our natural resources; the sustainability department implemented a standard system for all hotels to follow, for monitoring our consumptions.

Monitoring

 
Benefits of Monitoring Our Resources:
  • – Locales benefits from sustainable use of natural resources
  • – Enhancements of inhabitants and ecosystems
  • – Monitoring the populations of certain species of plants and animals
  • – To determine any positive impact of our intervention on the ecosystem
  • – To evaluate our performance bench marked against the international standards

 

At Tropitel Dahab Oasis, we introduced a sophisticated system for monitoring all of our resources (water, electricity, wastes, paper, fuel/diesel, water irrigation, chemicals, CO2, energy).

Projects and targets are annually set for each hotel individually according to its consumptions and the resources share of its guests. Internationally, there are standards for resources management for hotels to achieve. Their benchmarking differs from 4 to 5 stars. Our target is that Tropitel Dahab Oasis not only follows these standards but to achieve good figures.

Conservation

 

The Sustainability department had put some projects in place as a standard for the whole company to follow. A monthly target is assigned for each hotel and for each project separately according to the hotel’s business situation.

We started our projects implementation back in 2009 and since then we had achieved a lot of our targets.

Our projects focus on new technologies and green energy:
  • – LED lights
  • – Power saving bulbs
  • – Solar heating system
  • – Electric sensors and timers
  • – Water reducers
  • – Testing the sea water quality