Travel better, tread gentler: To reduce climate change, hotels roll out cool experiences

Go horse-trekking and watch the sunrise at Blue Duck Station in the Ruapehu District in New Zealand.
Go horse-trekking and watch the sunrise at Blue Duck Station in the Ruapehu District in New Zealand.PHOTO: TOURISM NEW ZEALAND

SINGAPORE - I don't like sea cucumbers, much less holding them. But two years ago, I overcame my squeamishness to release a bunch of these invertebrates into the sea as part of the Gamat Regeneration Project by The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi.

The hotel had launched this unconventional initiative because gamats - as sea cucumbers are called in Malaysia - were dwindling rapidly in Langkawi as gamat oil is popular for its healing properties.

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