EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, they have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. EarthCheck understands the value of big ideas and the importance of clear communication. The Virtual Field Trips project is proud to have EarthCheck on board as part of our broader network of industry advisors.

EarthCheck Case Studies

Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong

Located on the Golden Mile of Nathan Road in downtown Kowloon, the distinctive Eaton, Hong Kong conveniently lies in the very heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district and shopping areas. The hotel is only steps from many of the city’s favourite tourist attractions, including the Temple Street and Jade Market. Eaton, Hong Kong offers a spirited hub for business and leisure travellers.


Melia Bali, Indonesia

Melia Bali, Indonesia is located in Nusa Dua, Bali’s most prestigious resort enclave. The entire property occupies 24 acres of lush tropical gardens with a lagoon swimming pool gently winding throughout the grounds. The resort offers a range of accommodation options catering to different needs, including 364 superior and deluxe rooms, 81 duplex and executive suites, and 10 private villas.


The Langham, Boston

The Langham, Boston is nestled amongst the economic and cultural heartland of Massachusetts, providing a luxurious haven within the bustling city. The hotel features classic architectural design, boasting 318 traditionally styled rooms, ranging from grand hotel suites to a collection of deluxe and parlour rooms. The hotel also features an indoor pool, a spa, a 24-hour state of the art gym, 3 restaurants, functions rooms, and lounge areas.


Noosa Boathouse, Australia

Established on the Noosa River in April 2005, the pontoon was initially designed as the IBM Communications Hub in Darling Harbour for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Once it had served its purpose, it was reconstructed in Noosa as a three-level bistro, bar and events destination. Operated by current owner Phil Bradford, it has established itself as an iconic Noosa experience. The business has evolved into what is now a Queensland Tourism Award winning floating bistro, bar and events destination offering unique experiences for all occasions.


The Langham, London

The Langham, London is a five star luxury hotel located in the heart of London’s West End. Established in 1865, The Langham was the city’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ and is still one of London’s most prestigious establishments. Once the largest commercial building in London, it is now Heritage Listed and admired for its 150-year-old history. The Langham’s rich cultural history and Victorian appeal has established the hotel as a London icon and an English landmark.


Alila Villas, Uluwatu

Alila Villas, Uluwatu was designed in 2009 under EarthCheck’s Building Planning and Design (BPDS) standard. The resort was the first in Indonesia to receive this certification. It subsequently opening in 2010 and entered the EarthCheck benchmarking and certification program. In 2014 Alila Villas, Uluwatu received EarthCheck Gold certification. This means that the sustainable design and operations of the resort have been continuously certified for five years.


The Emporium, Brisbane

The Emporium Hotel, located in Fortitude Valley, is arguably Brisbane’s sexiest luxury
boutique hotel. Established in 2007, the self-rated 5-star and EarthCheck Certified hotel
hosts 102 guest suites, a specialty cocktail bar, event and function facilities, the gourmet
‘Belle Epoque’ French patisserie, as well as a spa, sauna, and rooftop heated lap pool.


Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, New Zealand

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is located between Christchurch and Dunedin in the south island of New Zealand. Owned by Waitaki District Council, the colony is Oamaur’s largest tourist attraction and received in excess of 75,000 visitors each year.

2014 Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony


Creeksyde, New Zealand

Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park, Creekside, was established in 1987 in the pristine mountain and alpine area of Queenstown, New Zealand. The park was originally a site for camper vans and has grown into a popular holiday accommodation park that offers a wide range of facilities and accommodation types. The 3.5 acre site provides a more up-market site for caravan users, providing luxury facilities that are not found in most other campsites.

2012 Queenstown Top 10