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Sustainable Destination

  • Published on December 19, 2019
Increased sustainability in tourism destinations has the aim of reducing local pollution and general emissions from accommodation and transport. It also has the aim of reducing waste, food waste, energy consumption, nature degradation, cultural exploitation and the spread of good practices for product and service development. Local food and local sourcing is one of the themes the destinations are working on.
The purpose of this policy instrument is to provide a tool for tourism destinations that want to work long term towards sustainability in tourism. The destinations are offered a certification existing of a standard, a working process, a database for revision, an advisor, organizational model and analysis tools to verify their own progress. The destinations is also offered visibility and a network available for sharing experiences. The policy instrument is connected to the SDGs and the standard is formally recognized by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), who is the formal organization verifying national certification schemes in tourism.

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