Bio and fair trade are en vogue – not just in day-to-day shopping but more often than not also in holiday planning. Currently, tourismboasts more than 100 quality labels worldwide. The small stickers with green leaves, radiant suns or blue flags are displayed at hotel entrances, tourism offices or at the entrance gates to camping sites. They designate providers, beaches, nature reserves, indeed entire regions. A broad spectrum of tourism op- tions is being awarded quality labels for a wide range of different reasons. So, who is to penetrate this mist of labels?
We provide you with a tool for comparing the main characteristics and quality features of well-known sustainability labels in tourism. It will help you to select holiday options that are designed to respect human rights, that go easy on the environment and are of palpable use to the local population in the regions visited. By resorting to this tool you will actively contribute to the sustainable development of tourism from the moment you book your holiday.
Download the Guide for sustainable holiday enjoyment!
This Booklet (40 pages) has a structured description of 20 leading sustainable tourism certificates world wide, published in German language (January 2012) and English language (March 2012) by NFI, AKTE, Tourism Watch and ECOTRANS.