Passports and Preservation: Ethical Travel with ONYX Hospitality Group

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In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, ONYX Hospitality Group have put together some ethical travel inspiration for your next trip to Asia with their range of activities for getting more involved in supporting local communities and environmental conservation.

Go Clean, Go Green

Artificial flavouring and chemical-laden diets have become an unfortunate staple in most people’s lives, where access to healthy foods is limited by time and cost. The reality is that unless we initiate change in our eating habits, unhealthy, processed meals will continue to wear down our bodies. That’s why it is important to inspire clean living at the most fundamental level — through direct engagement with people.

In 2018, Amari Phuket proudly opened their first annual “Green and Natural Market”, where team members, guests and outside visitors could join in promoting a greener lifestyle. Encouraging the use of natural products, such as cotton clothes and bags, organic food and drink, flowers and other DIY items, their concept revolves around not only saving the environment, but also embracing a greener lifestyle for your own health. Even the in-house wellness brand at Amari Phuket, Breeze Spa, set up massage services for physical and mental rejuvenation.

Save more than the environment — book your Andaman escape with the Phuket Super Saver Package at Amari Phuket until 15 December 2019. Enjoy round-trip airport transfers, a Thai set dinner by the shore at Rim Talay Restaurant and up to 20% off food and beverages, spa treatments and laundry service. Rates start at 5,610 THB per night in a Superior Ocean Facing room. For more information, please visit www.amari.com/phuket.

Find Opportunities to Learn More About Local Cultures

As important as it is to protect the environment and maintain a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, travellers should not overlook the unique communities that make up each destination. Preserving heritage and expressing appreciation for the people remain a priority for any ethical traveller, and Amari Havodda Maldives offers an opportunity for guests to learn more about communities within the Maldives.

As part of their CSR initiatives, team members and guests sail off to the nearby island of Thinadhoo, capital of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll where Amari Havodda Maldives is located, to visit a school for a rare holiday experience. Students warmly welcome their visitors by preparing and performing several cultural dances and songs, wearing national costume and following the beat of their traditional boduberu drums. Afterwards, guests can enjoy simple refreshments and purchase handmade crafts from the students, with proceeds going directly to the school.

Summer is here to stay with Amari Havodda Maldives’ Hot Deal Package, which includes complimentary domestic transfers from Male International Airport via plane and speed boat, and 20% off treatments at Breeze Spa. Package is for Full Board meal plans in the Deluxe Beach Villa, starting at 470 USD per night. Offer available until 31 October 2019. For more information, please visit www.amari.com/havodda-maldives.