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Climate Change Convention to be held at Frangipani Langkawi Resort

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A convention on Global Change and ‘101 Ways to Save and Make a Change’ is to be held in Langkawi from October 23 – 25, 2009. The event will be held at the 118-room Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa located along 400-metres of golden sands at Pantai Tengah, in southwest Langkawi.

Mr. Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director of Asian AOS Conventions and Events (AOSCE) and conference convener said, “Adopting a more responsible approach to the environment is essential in everything we do and plan. For example, Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa acknowledges that the future for tourism on Langkawi is responsible management of the island’s environment and it’s not just a short term bandwagon that one jumps on for current marketing purposes. It is a holistic approach involving all sectors of island life.”

 “Furthermore, with the current economic slowdown all sectors of society have to look at ways to cut back. Everyone is affected by the downturn and we all have to seek out ways to cut back on wastage,” Mr. Wong added.

The October convention on climate change is expected to attract representatives from all over Malaysia and all sectors of industry, government departments, institutes of learning, the public, schools, the travel and hospitality industry and NGO’s who are concerned about the impacts of global change on the environment and who are seeking simple solutions to resolving environmental problems.

Participants will learn ways to save and make a positive change to the environment.

Room revenue for the three-day convention will be donated to ‘Save Our Earth Foundation’ as the objective of the conference is to raise a million Ringgit for NGOs.

 An Asia Pacific convention will take place in June 2010 and in this convention, a million US dollars is targeted to be raised. These monies will go to environmental NGOs.

The Frangipani Langkawi Resort has been recognised by the tourism industry for championing responsible tourism practices and received a highly commended award in the Large Hotel Category at the 2008 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards presented during the World Travel Mart in London.

Mr Wong said that various measures have been introduced at the resort including reducing consumption especially wastage, effectively managing energy consumption to reduce wastage, using environmentally-friendly detergents, filtering the resort’s ‘grey water’ through a wetland and working with the local authorities to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to the island’s limited landfill.

“Everyone in the Frangipani community from the owners to management, staff and guests is encouraged to participate in our programmes and we find that we have increasing support from many quarters. Being an island, Langkawi has many sensitive environmental variables that need to be carefully managed if tourism on the island is to be sustainable,” said Mr Wong.

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