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PortAventura World to open its first carbon-neutral hotel


olorado Creek will be PortAventura World’s first zero-emission hotel,

consolidating the resort’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. Offering superior 4-star accommodation and direct access to PortAventura Park, this new hotel (the resort’s sixth) is scheduled to open its doors on 1 June 2019. It will have 150 rooms, bringing the resort total to more than 2,200 rooms.

Inspired by the Far West gold rush and mirroring the style of this particular era, the hotel will offer guests a wide range of benefits such as unlimited access to PortAventura Park, one-day access to Ferrari Land, Express Premium wristband for PortAventura Park, exclusive breakfast buffet and free gifts for children. PortAventura World has always been at the forefront of environmental awareness and care actions. It

was one of the first companies to sign the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism for sustainable tourism and Colorado Creek is now the latest addition to its CSR portfolio. Together with Clean CO2, a carbon management brand, PortAventura World will continue to reduce its emissions by purchasing Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), a carbon credit for projects that improve the environment. Through this initiative, PortAventura World will also be supporting the Malawi Borehole project, which focuses on the restoration of wells for local communities in Malawi. The project will help to provide 450,000 people with clean drinking water, a resource that almost half of the Malawian rural population doesn’t have access to. Last year, PortAventura World pledged to be plastic free by 2020, showcasing its commitment to

protecting the environment. Following the success of the announcement, the progressive reduction of PortAventura World’s carbon footprint forms part of its ambitious and strategic sustainability plan. The resort also ensures that 100% of electricity at the resort is sourced from renewable energy sources

that produce zero CO2 emissions, certified by a Guarantee of Origin (GO). Fernando Aldecoa, general director of

PortAventura World commented: “Colorado Creek will be PortAventura World’s first carbon- neutral hotel and in time, the park aims to extend this commitment to other areas of the resort. PortAventura World is continuing to consolidate its commitment to the environment with a responsible and sustainable management model, a cornerstone of the company’s ESG policy”. PortAventura World forms part of the Spanish

#PorElClima platform that aims to mobilise the hospitality industry against climate change.

Dreamland free to enter during 2019 opening season

UK attraction Dreamland is waiving its £5 entry fee when the main amusement park reopens on 6th April, allowing guests to explore the vintage park again and again over Easter and pay per ride if they wish. There will be queue jump and discounted wristband options for non-members who book their visit online in advance at, while Dreamland Members will have unlimited rides and further perks throughout the spring and summer. The new visitor incentive has been launched in recognition of a momentous year ahead for Margate, when the Turner Prize will be hosted at Turner Contemporary. CEO Eddie Kemsley, who rejoined the company in January

2019, said the move was about creating a sense of togetherness for the swell of visitors expected to journey to Margate this year and to prepare for Dreamland’s 100th anniversary in 2020. She said: “2019 is going to be a major moment in Margate’s

history. Thousands of people will be flocking here for the Turner Prize build-up, many of whom will experience Margate for the first time. This is the perfect opportunity to open our doors and give them the warmest welcome possible with free access at the start of the season. “When people arrive in Margate, we want them to feel free to

explore every part of the town’s creative core – its galleries, its businesses, its beach and its beautiful vintage amusement park. “Dreamland also has so much to offer – 24 rides over a

12acre park – so guests should feel free to spread out their visits over the spring holidays with ease. And we have some extremely exciting plans for our opening weekend party to announce very soon,” she said.

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