May, 2014

The Award recognizes sites that have transformed their attitude towards water management and have put in place exemplary practices.

Three Kenyan Coastal Hotels KAHC Member Units emerged the winners and were the very first ever Kuoni Water Champion Awards to be granted in Mombasa.

The winners were:

1.    Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa 

2.    Msambweni Beach House and Villas

3.    Baobab Beach Resort & Spa,

Runners up were:

1.    Voyager Beach Resort

2.    Serena Beach Hotel & Spa.

The global travel Service provider Kuoni Travel Holding Limited initiated a Water Management Plan with Hoteliers in 2012 as a result of their commitment to ensure the sustainability of their destinations.

Kuoni acknowledges that Kenya is a water scarce country and that the tourism industry often has access to better quality and a greater quantity of water than local residents. In one comparison, the average tourist consumes 440 litres per day whereas the local population consumes less than 150 litres. Trip advisory found that 71% of customers will make eco-friendly travel choices in the next 12 months.

In addition, water suppliers are overstretched throughout the region and despite new municipal pipelines, the supply is still intermittent and sites rely on ground water reserves, many of which are saline.

Benefits at a glance

·         Reduce costs

·         Risk Management

·         Improve Community Relations

·         Increase customer satisfaction.

Applicants for the next round of Water Champions are now being accepted, for more information please contact:


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