Agoda’s Sustainable Travel Trends Survey (2021) found consumers want to travel more sustainably, and that polluted beaches and waterways ranked as the top concern of Filipino tourists; second for Australians, Indonesian, and Malaysians; and third for Singaporeans. That’s why Agoda is working in collaboration with WWF for its first Eco Deal campaign.
Through Agoda’s Eco Deals, travelers looking to make a more positive impact with their travel purchase decisions will be able to choose a wide range of properties that enable them to give back to the community and environmental initiatives in the destinations they visit.
This Eco Deal, which kicks off from June 8 to December 8, 2022, offers travelers to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia the opportunity to select from a variety of holiday accommodation deals with up to 15% discount, and in turn, Agoda will make a donation of $1 for every booking to contribute to the local WWF Offices’ conservation efforts in restoring marine habitats such as coral reefs and mangroves in Southeast Asia, or protecting wildlife affected by floods in Australia.
Here are some of the places on the list that you might want to check out:
In the Philippines
Sustainable travel has been gaining popularity in the Philippines and the country is home to well-loved beaches like Boracay, which reopened following an intervention to pause tourism and help clean up its environment.
For those in search of a balance of tranquility and adventure, head over to Misibis Bay, a private island resort tucked away in the province of Albay. Known for its perfectly shaped Mayon Volcano, this 5-hectare island resort offers only the most exclusive hideaway for guests to immerse in incomparable relaxation while sinking their teeth in a bit of thrill, like trailblazing to the top of Cagraray Eco Park, windsurfing, and Hobie Cat Sailing.
Indonesia, home to the largest archipelago in the world, is often the go-to destination of choice for lovers of sand and sea seeking pristine beaches and great dive sites.
Over in Seminyak, one of Bali’s laid-back and chic resort areas, check out The Aveda Boutique Hotel. With easy access to the beach, shopping centers, sights, and a plethora of dining options including the famed Potato Head Beach Club, this hotel not only comes with a view but is also certified CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety & Environment Sustainability).
For a truly unique experience, go on board the Pacific Palace Hotel, a hotel in Batam, the largest city in the province of Riau Islands. The hotel is distinctively built to resemble a colossal ship that will give travelers a taste of sailing the seven seas on land. Inspired by Greek mythology, the ship is a landmark within itself and is located within close proximity to Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal.
Located in the Coral Triangle where more than 75% of the world’s coral species can be found, Malaysia is rich in marine and coastal resources and is home to picturesque beaches and oceanfronts that are spread across East Malaysia, West Malaysia, and Borneo Island.
For truly idyllic views of the ocean head over to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, a 5-star luxury beach resort that boasts spacious overwater villas designed to resemble a hibiscus. From sunup to sundown, this resort will fill days with a diverse array of fun outdoor activities suited for guests of all ages including exhilarating water sports activities and fish feeding on a glass-bottom boat.
Not far away, the Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu lies within the business and entertainment hub and offers the perfect respite for holidaymakers and business guests. Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of noteworthy attractions nearby including the famous Filipino market, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and Tanjung Aru Beach.
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city nestled amid lush urban greenery. Throughout the island of Singapore, there are numerous nature reserves and conservation areas including Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Pulau Ubin.
Whether traveling for business or play, Concorde Hotel Singapore presents an oasis of serenity amidst the city’s finest shopping havens. With Singapore’s first-class public transport network within walking distance, visitors can explore the length and breadth of the city whether travelers are looking for flora and fauna at Gardens by the Bay or more inclined for shopping, it’s all within easy reach.
Soak up local culture and community at Hotel NuVe Stellar, a boutique hotel situated in Farrer Park, only a 10-minute walk from Little India, one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts. Here, travelers can experience streets lined with colorful restored shophouses while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of this Indian district.
Travelers looking to support this program can visit https://www.agoda.com/c/EcoDeals to make their bookings, or simply look out for the Eco Deals badge on the app highlighting participating properties.
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