The GHTA Members Going Pure By Reducing Waste

ST.GEORGES, GRENADA - June 9, 2015 - The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) continues to demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable tourism in Grenada. Following a GHTA organizedworkshop, the Members that participated have agreed to take a significant step towards destination wide sustainable tourism by formally linking the individual corporate green committees with other enterprises in the GHTA Membership by having one person from each hotel or business join the group and meet on a regular basis.

Several hotels and businesses will also be signing up for a program called PREMA which stands for Profitable Resource Efficient Management which will enable the Members to dramatically reduce waste
in a way that supports their businesses.

The GHTA will also organize at least one field trip for staff and Members to visit the landfill, see recycling efforts on the island first hand and to discuss how to better reduce and separate waste at their own place of business. Turning their learning into practice is central to the Members commitment to sustainable tourism, so a collection schedule has already been set up with the
Spice Isle Recycling Company.


About Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association

The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation tasked with being the representative private sector voice of the islands tourism sector. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors responsible for guiding the Associations strategies and polices, while an Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day duties of the Association, which manages the

secretariat. GHTAs main purpose is to advocate and lobby on behalf of its members on matters affecting the tourism industry.
In addition, the Association promotes educational opportunities for industry workers; assist in the development of cultural activities and aids in marketing the businesses of its members.

About Compete Caribbean

Compete Caribbean is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance grants and investment funding to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) development activities in the Caribbeanregion. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) andthe Government of Canada, supports projects in 15 Caribbean countries. Projects in the OECS countries are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank.