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#case study SUSTAINABILITY AT CANEEL BAY RESORT BY KELLY FILIPPONE T he idea of sustainability has become an important responsibility of our industry today, many hotels and destinations promote initiatives and are constantly looking for ways to make a difference in their region and show guests that they care. One definition of sustainable tourism that is widely used: "meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future." Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, has been concerned with sustainability since its doors opened back in 1956. The grounds of Caneel Bay Resort were discovered by Laurance Rockefeller while sailing around the Caribbean w with his family more than 60 years ago. Rockefeller instantly fell in love with the beauty of St. John and began buying up land in order to protect it. b A dedicated environmentalist and preservationist, he could be one of the p earliest promoters of sustainability. e Caneel Bay in St. John's. 16 @MPIGNY SPRING 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2014

Ask the Board
President’s Message
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Delta Force
#Stickwithmpigny
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Legal Review
Member Spotlight
Fitness Focus
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
New Members
Advertiser’s Index

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