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“Carbon Neutral”

For the first time in Asia, a “carbon neutral” (hybrid) fleet was launched by Walkers Tours, Sri Lanka’s premier destination management company (DMC).
Walkers Tours, winner of the “Best Inbound Tour Operator” for the second consecutive year at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2011, handles a diverse mix of clients from all parts of the globe. “Walkers’ Green” initiative aims to promote sustainable tourism in line with the John Keells Leisure Group Pledge, “I Shall Be Green”.In its commitment to environmental sustainability, the Company will ensure that carbon emissions of its entire fleet, comprising over 600 vehicles are offset utilising carbon credits from the Carbon Neutral Company in UK. This includes the fleets of 70 cars from Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Lakeside Hotels as well. EVP, JKH, Destination Management Sector Head Vasantha Leelananda said, “We are pleased to be rocognised as the first DMC in the Asian region to have a ‘carbon neutral’ fleet. Sustainability of the environment we live in is equally important as achieving our economic goals and we shall make every effort to achieve this. We have already started working on a new range of tours using eco and environmentally friendly hotels which will add a new product line.”

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