To receive the funding the hotels must be certified by Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED, which has become the dominant standard for green building design, requires buildings to meet specific benchmarks in areas such as energy conservation, efficient water use, CO2 emissions, indoor environmental quality and resource management.
In addition to its economic and environmental benefits, LEED certification can be a powerful marketing tool that could generate higher earnings and more jobs in tourism and hospitality.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, most LEED certified buildings so far are office or retail space located primarily in Mexico and Brazil.
Caribe Hospitality S.A., based in Costa Rica, was created to develop hotels operated by Marriott in Central America and the Caribbean.
The first hotel to be financed under the program is a 127 room Courtyard Marriott in Alajuela, near the Juan Santamaría International Airport, 20 kilometers from San José, Costa Rica.
Staying in their posts for more than one term of office generally means that good leaders of state institutions produce good results.
Jose Napoleon Duarte has served as Minister of Tourism for El Salvador since June 1, 2009, appointed by President Mauricio Funes, and in 2014 was confirmed into office by the current president. During his mandate El Salvador received the first time more than $1 billion from the tourism sector.
Success is not a destination but a journey without end, which requires a positive attitude, team playing mentality, a mindset for continuous improvement and responsible outlook.
With over 20 years of experience as an executive of IBM, in the ever turbulent business environments of Latin America, the engineer Enrique Baliño says the success is not a destination but a journey without end, and that successful people have to develop four key attitudes: positivity, team playing, continuous improvement and accountability.
Intended to complement traditional coaching, transactional coaching applies Transactional Analysis techniques for leadership development.
Transactional Analysis is a practical theory regarding personality, communication and groups. Through an extensive conceptual framework, Transactional Analysis offers a structure that servers as a guide to conducting effective interventions at the individual, group or organizational level.
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