Sustainability in tourism - A guide through the label jungle

Organic and fair trade are en vogue – not just in day-to-day shopping but more often than not also in holiday planning. Currently, tourism boasts more than 150 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 tour operators, beaches,  nature  reserves,  indeed  entire  regions.  A  broad  spectrum  of  tourism offers is being awarded quality labels for a wide range of different reasons. But how 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 respect human rights, 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

Brochures / Factsheets
Tools / Guidelines / Training
Naturefriends International
Tourism Watch
23 pages
Human Rights Education