MUSANDAM, OMAN – For travelers who want to get away but are also conscious of its impact on the environment, Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman has come up with the perfect guilt-free solution.
With sustainability already very much embedded throughout the all-villa resort, it has now partnered with Co2nsensus, a British company that works on measuring and offsetting the carbon emissions produced from guest's stays, a first for the GCC.
After calculating the amount of carbon produced per guest per night, the resort has pledged to donate USD 10 per room night to a Wind Power plant-based in Balıkesir, Turkey, at no additional cost to the traveler. A gold standard project, the plant reduces the amount of Co2 emitted to the environment by 55,370 tonnes per year, helping power the local community in a sustainable way while also meeting four of the UN's sustainability goals.
For those wanting to go one step further to ensure that future generations will be able to explore the world in the way they did, visitors will also be offered the opportunity to offset their flights to the resort separately.
The Carbon Neutral package joins many other established environmental and social initiatives at the resort, including the recycling of 80 percent of waste on-site, diving deep to clean up the Gulf of Oman, growing fresh produce for its restaurants in the organic farm and garden, and contributing to the local communities access to education and healthcare.
Gauderic Harang, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, said: "Six Senses is all about innovation and doing things differently, and perhaps our greatest achievement is about finding new ways to protect the planet. By offering this Carbon Neutral rate, guests can be assured that their stay with us is at no cost to the environment.
We can't wait for like-minded guests to join us in our efforts, and we look forward to sharing with them the work we do, of course between relaxing and enjoying the serenity that our resort brings".
Speaking about the partnership, Doğuş Çoruh, Product Manager at Co2nsensus, said: "Climate change and other environmental issues are now taking center stage in our lives. As Co2nsensus, we recognize our responsibility to our planet, and so it's an absolute pleasure for us to partner up with Six Senses Zighy Bay on their Carbon Neutral Packages Project."
Six Senses Zighy Bay will be taking initiatives to reduce carbon footprints and offset unavoidable emissions with this eco-conscious project. At the same time, their guests can enjoy a modern environmental and climate-friendly stay.