Recognized Standards for Hotels & Tour Operators

//Recognized Standards for Hotels & Tour Operators
30 11, 2018

Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism

2019-03-31T11:36:49+00:00 November 30th, 2018|

The Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism and Leisure-time Industry was the first national eco-label for tourism worldwide. It was implemented in 1996 by the Austrian Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. Almost all types of tourism businesses can be awarded for their commitment in the fields of environmentally friendly management and social responsibility through independent third-party audits on [...]

6 03, 2018

Actively Green

2019-03-31T17:44:06+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

The Actively Green standard is the core component used in the Actively Green Sustainable Business Training and Certification Program. It was launched as an innovative legacy initiative of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA through a partnership with Sustainable Travel International and Town of Vail. Another [...]

15 02, 2018

GSTC Criteria

2019-03-31T17:51:56+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

The GSTC Criteria serve as the basis for determining whether other standards are "GSTC Recognized". That means that by definition the GSTC Criteria can be considered "Recognized." It also means that any Certification Body that uses the GSTC Criteria for their certification program is using a GSTC Recognized standard. Please note that GSTC Accredited [...]

25 01, 2018

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL)

2018-01-25T16:41:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of visitors’ experiences by mitigating tourism’s negative economic, environmental and social impacts on the destination and contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural treasures for the future generations of Seychelles.

26 12, 2017

Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours

2018-01-25T17:30:14+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

The Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours has been developed to guide both public and private sectors to understand hands-on practices for sustainable ecotourism development and management and certify them so they can take a better position in the tourism market to distinguish them from any ecotourism products that may be guilty of "green-washing."

2 02, 2017

EarthCheck Evaluate Standard

2017-02-02T02:14:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|

  EarthCheck Evaluate assesses an operator’s economic, social and environmental impact. The program is the product of 15 years of market research and experience through EarthCheck’s flagship program, EarthCheck Certified, which has helped clients across 70 countries realize more than $500 million in savings. EarthCheck Evaluate uses internationally recognized criteria to report on management performance [...]

7 12, 2016

Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme

2016-12-07T16:42:05+00:00 December 7th, 2016|

  The Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme is designed to certify as sustainable accommodations of various types throughout Kenya. This is part of Ecotourism Kenya's efforts to make nature- and wildlife-based tourism more and more sustainable by applying localized standards that adhere to the universal principles included within the GSTC Criteria.

31 05, 2016

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

2019-03-31T17:51:00+00:00 May 31st, 2016|

Green Key Global is a leading international environmental certification body offering a suite of sustainability programs designed specifically for the lodging industry. For more than 20 years its flagship program, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, has been evaluating, auditing and certifying lodging properties based on their commitment to sustainable operations. In support of this, Green Key Global also [...]

31 03, 2016

Green Tourism Active

2016-03-31T16:58:15+00:00 March 31st, 2016|

Green Tourism Active (GTA) is a not for profit, sustainability assessment, certification and awards management company. The programs offer a forward thinking and leading global standard with in-depth focus on environmental, socio-economic, cultural and conservation performance and compliance. GTA’s objectives are to change behavior through informed consumer choice, education, cost reductions, social & conservation benefit [...]

1 03, 2016

Foundation for Environmental Education’s Green Key

2018-01-09T17:13:47+00:00 March 1st, 2016|

Green Key is a programme for accommodations and tourism facilities. It is managed by the charity, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). FEE also runs the Blue Flag programme for beaches, marinas and eco-tourism boats. Green Key criteria fall into two major groups: environmental management (energy, water, waste, cleaning, etc.) and sustainability education of staff, guests [...]

2 02, 2016

Hostelling International’s Quality and Sustainability Standard

2016-02-02T16:09:13+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|

  Hostelling International, and its member associations commit to intensifying their efforts to achieve a worldwide network of sustainable organisations and hostels. In line with its internationally adopted sustainability charter, HI has developed HI-Q&S (Hostelling International Quality & Sustainability), a label that stands for a commitment to provide an experience of high quality, with a [...]

2 07, 2015

TOFTigers Initiative’s Pug mark Eco Certification

2015-07-02T00:35:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|

  The India & South Asian based nature tourism focused organisation, TOFTigers has its PUG Eco- rating certification recognised as a part of its attempts to help use the booming market in nature tourism across India and South Asia as a tool for conservation of forest and wildlife, including tigers. Alongside over 220 of the [...]

14 05, 2015

Global Ecosphere Retreats (GER)

2015-05-14T22:01:46+00:00 May 14th, 2015|

  The Long Run connects and supports a global community of like-minded organisations and nature-based tourism businesses leading the sustainability movement. It is focussed on businesses that own or significantly support and influence landscapes and marine-scapes of conservation value with a mission to achieve sustainability through the holistic balance of conservation, community, culture and commerce [...]

14 04, 2015

GREAT Green Deal Certification Program

2015-04-14T18:37:00+00:00 April 14th, 2015|

  The GREAT Green Deal Sustainable Certification Program (GGD) represents a way of doing business while taking care of all stakeholders involved in the tourism operations. The GGD standard has more than 400 indicators that provide hotel and tour operators a map that takes executives and entrepreneurs on a path to be more successful in [...]

4 02, 2015

Biosphere Responsible Tourism (ITR)

2018-06-19T14:23:48+00:00 February 4th, 2015|

Biosphere Tourism is a standard by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an international organization that promotes, for more than 20 years, responsible tourism at an international level. For this, it has a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO, is a member of the UNWTO and promotes sustainable tourism on all fronts. Through the Biosphere brand, the [...]

26 01, 2015

Green Growth 2050

2015-01-26T00:23:31+00:00 January 26th, 2015|

  Green Growth 2050 has been developed to meet the needs of tourism and travel businesses seeking today's solutions to the issues driving social, cultural and environmental change.  The Green Growth 2050 Global Standard and Sustainability Reporting Framework is an international online solution designed to allow travel and tourism organisations to assess the overall sustainability [...]

19 02, 2014

Hoteles más Verdes (AHT)

2014-02-19T16:05:28+00:00 February 19th, 2014|

  Hoteles más Verdes ("Greener Hotels") is the Sustainability Certification Program of the Asociación de Hoteles de Turismo de Argentina (AHT) that promotes the adoption of sustainable tourism good practices in the hospitality industry since 2010.The program certifies with the Eco-label "Hoteles más Verdes" those hotel companies that prove by auditing good practices of ethical, [...]

19 02, 2014

Chile Sistema de Distinción en Turismo Sustentable (SERNATUR)

2014-02-19T14:51:29+00:00 February 19th, 2014|

  The Chilean national system for distinction of sustainable tourism recognize the efforts of tourist accommodation that have progressed in any field of sustainability, differentiating its members over their competitors while ensuring visitors each organization's commitment to sustainability.

4 12, 2012

TourCert Standard for Tour Operators

2019-03-31T17:52:35+00:00 December 4th, 2012|

TourCert is a non-profit organization for certification in tourism. Founded in 2009, TourCert provides various indicators, criteria and tools in order to make Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of tour operators measurable. TourCert brings together experts from the tourism industry, universities, environment and development organizations and politics. Enterprises committed to CSR take responsibility for the [...]

4 12, 2012

Travelife Standard for Hotels & Accommodations

2018-01-09T16:40:16+00:00 December 4th, 2012|

The Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations international certification scheme works with its members to increase their sustainability. The Travelife criteria cover environmental, social and economic business impacts, and a hotel's success in meeting these criteria is assessed by independent auditors. Hotels meeting the Travelife standard can promote their business with the Travelife 'Gold' and 'Award [...]

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