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02/17/2009

SkyAuction Works With Green Globe To Certify Hotels & Resorts

 

Green Globe International (OTCBB:GGLB), the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, has announced an alliance with SkyAuction, a leading travel auction marketplace, as part of its certification program for hotels and resort properties.

 

Starting on February 1, 2009, clients of the Green Globe/Green Certifications program were offered the option of paying for the cost of certification with room nights as a barter arrangement through SkyAuction.com. The payment arrangement is being made available to broaden the availability of certification to a larger number of properties who desire certification.

 

SkyAuction.com, a travel auction marketplace, secures excess travel inventory from leading airlines, hotels, resorts, cruise lines and tour operators, and then packages it into online auctions that typically start at $1 with no reserve price. Excess travel inventory consists of structural over-capacity such as off-season hotel rooms, cruise cabins, and airline seats that travel providers know well in advance are likely to go unsold.

 

Consumers with flexible travel plans can browse the $1 auctions and bid only as much as they are willing to pay for the offered travel packages.

 

Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Certifications and Vice President of Global Sales for Green Globe International, commented, �We are pleased to have established this alliance with SkyAuction and believe that it will have an immediate impact on the number of hotels that join the Green Globe/Green Certification program. It is important for us to provide options for potential clients who seek the prestigious Green Globe certification, and this is just another example of our customer oriented approach.�

 

Green Certifications and Green Globe International recently partnered to deliver the Green Globe/Green Certifications program to identify compliance with internationally accepted green, sustainability standards to tourism properties and businesses.

 

Since initiating the dual certification program, Green Certifications, under the direction of Mr. Bauer and in cooperation with the Green Globe International management team, has initiated sales and marketing efforts in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe, the first regions targeted under the partnership. The first clients for the dual Green Globe/Green Certifications program have been signed in the Caribbean and the United States.

 

For more information on Green Globe see www.greenglobeint.com.

 

For more information on SkyAuction go to www.skyauction.com/company/overview.do.



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