Source: USA Today Mexican Caribbean Print Edition
January 12, 2012
"PLAYA DEL CARMEN - The Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (MARTI) is pleased to welcome Thomas Meller, an expert in environmental tourism operations, sustainable hotel management, and conservation planning, as its newly appointed director general.
Established in 2006, MARTI is a joint initiative of the Coral Reef Alliance, Amigos de Sian Ka'an, the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, the Rainforest Alliance, Grupo Intersectorial, and Sustainable Travel International. MARTI works with private, public, and civil groups- throughout the Mexican Caribbean-to implement effective environmental best practices that reduce negative tourism impacts on the marine environment. In his new leadership role, Thomas is tasked
with creating new opportunities to deepen the organization's engagement with marine recreation providers, cruise ships, hotels, and hotel developers throughout the region."
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