V Resorts bags the UNWTO Award for Sustainable Tourism

At The Hotel Explorer, we are always happy when hotels follow sustainable practices , are eco-friendly and believe in community development through tourism. So we were excited to share this news of V Resorts, a boutique Indian leisure travel & hospitality brand, bagging the prestigious World Tourism Award (UNWTO) 2018-19 at St Petersburg, Russia, recently.

V Resorts has been felicitated by the coveted award in the Enterprises category, for its “Community Impact by V Resorts”, an initiative of the brand under the aegis of Bliss Inns Ltd India.

V Resorts competed with global enterprises from Canada, Colombia, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Philippines. The list of finalists for the 2019 UNWTO Awards ranged from community-based tourism development and innovation-driven nature conservation to heritage tourism and promotion of accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards recognize inspirational projects that make invaluable contribution towards advancing sustainable tourism.

Founder and CEO  of V Resorts, Aditi Balbir has been working consistently for community friendly initiatives at V Resorts, so was elated to receive the recognition. “This is a proud moment for an Indian company in the Tourism sector. With our properties employing 90% local staff, ensuring 100% local procurement, and assimilating local culture, we have been continuously working towards achieving the 12 goals identified by UNWTO and UNEP for the development of circular and inclusive economies.We want to create inroads for local community upliftment and revamp tourism globally through our asset light and sustainable business model,” she said.

V Resorts has 120 resorts spread across 22 Indian states.