As the visionary leader of luxury travel, we believe we have a distinct role in perpetuating the Legendary Art of Travel. At Belmond, our passion is to craft incomparable genuine travel experiences. With that comes a responsibility for safeguarding the beauty that surrounds our properties, as well as the precious local culture that make our guests' stays so unique.
With our pioneering spirit and ambition to shape the future of travel, we focus on enhancing the cultural, natural and human heritage of the destinations where we operate, ensuring it stays relevant and timeless for generations to come.
Our “Think Global, Act Local” approach values each property’s first-hand knowledge and recognises the specificities of every context. It allows each local team to develop initiatives and partnerships that have the most relevance to the spaces and the communities that live adjacent to them, maximising in this way their impact and engagement across three pillars:
For setting ambitious sustainability goals as a company, in 2021 we elevated our efforts through a Partnership with EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. The partnership enables us to robustly monitor our resources, track improvements, and identify any challenges across solid waste management, water and energy consumption use as well as in responsible procurement and social and cultural management.
As we look to the future, we continue to explore ways of progressing heritage and elevating our impact across the world.
Hotel das Cataratas, a Belmond hotel in Brazil’s Iguassu National Park supports an ecology school and a project to protect endangered jaguars and pumas.
Road to Mandalay, a Belmond boat in Myanmar, has helped to build and run more than 20 schools and clinics along their routes thanks to the generous contributions of both staff and guests.
Palacio Nazarenas and Monasterio in Cusco, Peru, work with local farmers to source unusual ingredients for its kitchens at fair trade prices. Dairy products and flowers come from an organic farm nearby.
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