At their Governing Council meeting in Berlin on 5th March 2014, the International Tourism Partnership was pleased to welcome its newest member – The Soneva Group.
Based in the Maldives and Thailand, Soneva began life in 1995 when Eva and Sonu Shivdasani built Soneva Fushi – as well as their home – on the deserted island of Kunfunadhoo, later to be followed by Soneva Kiri on the unspoilt Thai island of Koh Kood in 2009.
Whilst the beautiful and carefully planned resorts are the epitome of exotic luxury, Sonu and Eva are passionate about their environmental commitments and subscribe to what they call their SLOW LIFE philosophy.
SLOW LIFE stands for Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences. Eva and Sonu say, “We take our environmental and social responsibilities very seriously. Whether it’s developing resorts using sustainable materials, recycling waste materials, conserving water or preserving ecosystems, we are always prepared to take the initiative.”
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