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Supplier News 8 October 2020

Webinar: Eco luxury is becoming a competitive edge

Meet two pioneers of conscious luxury: Bawah Reserve and Six Senses Zighy Bay

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Wayaj, Inc.

On Wednesday October 21st hoteliers are invited to learn about the inspiring sustainable practices of these two luxury hotels presented by Raymond Saja, General Manager of Bawah Reserve, and Katja Graf, Sales & Marketing Director, Six Senses Zighy Bay.

In this month's edition of 'Responsible Travel Makers' Wayaj will be inviting hoteliers and travelers to get an insight into the success of these two resorts: Bawah Reserve in Indonesia's remote Anambas Archipelago and Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman's dramatic Musandam Peninsula. Attendees to this online interactive review will discover how sustainable principles can actually enhance and enrich the guest experience.

Joining Raymond and Katja will be Wayaj's sustainability experts, Logan Cohen and Nikki Mattei, who will take part in the discussion after the two hotels have been presented and will also invite questions from the audience.

This month's episode of "Responsible Travel Makers" airs on October 21st, 2020 at 9.00 am EDT /17.00 pm/21.00 pm SGT GST and travelers and hoteliers are invited to book their place at the following link:

'Responsible Travel Makers' is a series of monthly online interactive reviews produced by Wayaj and features some of the best sustainable hotels in the world within Wayaj's portfolio of members. The series is aimed at travelers interested in earth friendly properties who have taken steps to lower their environmental impact and provide significant benefits for local communities. The series also appeals to hoteliers who are looking to learn from green hospitality trailblazers.


  • Katja Graf, Sales and Marketing Director Six Senses Zighy Bay - Katja Graf has over 15 years of international luxury hospitality experience. Prior to joining the resort, she was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray from 2017 until early 2019. She has worked with multiple international brands throughout her career, including the Intercontinental, Atlantis The Palm in UAE as part of the pre-opening team, IHG Dubai Festival City as the director of travel trade and airline sales as well as the cluster director of leisure sales for all Jumeirah Dubai hotels, excluding Burj Al Arab.
  • Raymond Saja, General Manager - Bawah Reserve - Raymond Saja is the General Manager of Bawah Reserve, the resort that's changing the path to personal and environmental well-being. A trained chef and innovative hotelier, Raymond has more than fifteen years of success within international luxury hotel operations with proven achievements developing resort concepts in Asia, Europe, Australia, and the USA.
  • Logan Cohen - LEED AP, ENV SP, Sustainability Specialist, Wayaj - Logan Cohen is the designer of Wayaj's sustainability tools, such as the Hotel Sustainability Rating, which scores the performance of hundreds of hotels in over 100 countries and the upcoming Hotel Carbon Footprint Engine. Logan has experience across several industries in measuring waste and carbon, as well as in creating targeted solutions to reduce their impacts.
  • Nikki Mattei, Chartered Marketer, Hotel Sustainability Marketing Manager, Wayaj - A British native living in Italy, Nikki Mattei specializes in ethical marketing and has worked in both B2B and B2C across a variety of sectors including organic health & wellbeing, sustainable fashion and green tourism. She is driven by the central belief that profit, people and planet should be valued in equal measure. Nikki offers sustainability marketing support to hoteliers and property owners on the Wayaj platform to ensure that they communicate their sustainable proposition effectively and authentically.
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Wayaj is a sustainable travel platform designed to provide tools and information to help travelers and travel operators make better choices in the fight against the climate emergency. Founded in 2017, it currently lists more than 500 eco-friendly hotels worldwide.

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