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The Lodge at Chaa Creek wins Legacy Awards
San Ignacio, CAYO. March 9, 2017. The Cayo-based Lodge at Chaa Creek, is celebrating a big international award.
The establishment won first place honours in National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards.
Chaa Creek took top honours in the Engaging Communities category.
According to the proprietors of Chaa Creek, Mick and Lucy Fleming, winning the award highlights how their establishment is working with local communities to achieve mutually beneficial, truly sustainable tourism.
The Flemings traveled to Berlin, Germany on March 8 to accept the award during the ITB Convention.
According to Lucy Fleming: “all of us at Chaa Creek are particularly honoured to receive an award that celebrates the bond we have with our local Belizean communities, and Mick and I are gratefully accepting it on behalf of our 160 staff members and the countless Belizeans who, through hard work and a dedication to providing exceptional service, have taken Belize from a relatively unknown little country to the world class destination it is today.”
In acknowledging Chaa Creek, National Geographic stated that, “Belize’s pioneer eco-resort demonstrates that putting local people first benefits employees, villages, and its own bottom line. The Lodge provides economic benefits to community projects across the nation, directing 10 percent of all room revenue to support social and environmental programs.”
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a multi award winning eco resort set within a 400-acre private nature reserve along the banks of the Macal River in Belize.
We say congratulations to Mick and Lucy Fleming and the entire staff of the Lodge at Chaa Creek.