Today’s travelers are better informed about the environment and conscious about the footprints they leave behind. Sustainable tourism is an important part of travel. The aim is to have a positive experience that helps local communities without negatively affecting the environment.
Management at hotels have realized, increasingly, that a sustainable approach preserves the environment, avoids wastage of resources, and makes good longer-term business sense. However, there is a need to incorporate sustainable principles from the design stage itself. While easily understood, sustainability is difficult to put into practice due to various reasons. This case study looks at how the management of a Negombo beach-side hotel overcame barriers and embraced sustainability. An inspiring story to others who want to minimize their carbon footprint.