Alila Villas Uluwatu empowers local communities through regenerative tourism and a new Gift to Share offer
In line with the Indonesia government’s recent announcement to reopen Bali’s borders, Alila Villas Uluwatu believes that there is always hope for a better future in a world enhanced by regenerative tourism and reunited by #travelwithpurpose.
Making destinations better for future generations is at the heart of regenerative tourism, which aims to create the conditions for life to thrive, from restoring the health of the natural environment to improving the welfare of local communities. To this end, Alila Villas Uluwatu works closely with the community for the community, particularly in sustainability.
Providing opportunities for guests to travel with purpose and engage with local communities in a positively impactful way, Alila Villas Uluwatu adds meaning to an unforgettable holiday with its new Gift to Share offer. In the spirit of giving back, for every two nights booked at Alila Villas Uluwatu, guests can enjoy the gift of one complimentary night. In turn, they may choose to share this ‘gift’ by donating any amount of their choice in place of the complimentary room charge, which will go towards supporting two local foundations: R.O.L.E. Foundation, the resort’s non-profit partner working to break the poverty cycle by empowering women with skills training and business education; and/or Bali Life Foundation, a home that provides housing, education and health care to orphaned, abandoned and rejected children from the age of 5 to 15 in Bali.
With global travelers becoming more mindful in terms of embracing local culture, local food and the needs of the local people and economies, Hemal Jain, General Manager of Alila Villas Uluwatu, sees a big future for #travelwithpurpose and the leading role that the resort can play.
“As travellers seek more authenticity, for a luxury hotel like us where we really practice local culture, sustainability and a keen sense of community care, I definitely believe that our Gift to Share message reflects what the next-generation traveller wants. It really reflects our hope for future travel – fantastic times ahead and a beautiful embracing of localization in everything we do.”
These aspirations are shared by Piet Van Zyl, an experienced sustainability professional who is R.O.L.E. Foundation’s Sustainability Advisor.
“Guests will in future be much more discerning regarding a hotel’s programmes to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to the local community, especially higher-end guests. I have always maintained that involving guests in sustainability initiatives is very important. With this offer, guests will not only enjoy a tour of the foundation to see how we impact the local community and the environment, but also receive samples of what we are producing. A priceless experience.”
The Gift to Share offer includes a visit to R.O.L.E. Foundation or Bali Life Foundation and in-residence Alila Hospitalities. This offer can be booked immediately and is valid until 23 March 2023, excluding peak seasons. Free cancellation is offered until 24 hours prior to the arrival date.