Sustainable Tourism Certification Quickfinder Launched

Sustainable Tourism Certification Quickfinder Launched

Sustainable Tourism Certification Quickfinder Launched

Which certificate to choose?


More than 170 certification programmes on sustainable tourism are meanwhile operating worldwide: businesses, tour operators and destinations never had a greater choice of regional, national and international labels to proof their “green” commitment and performance regarding environmentally sound and socially responsible sustainability. And they never had more questions in order to make a proper choice:


  • Which of these certificates are available in which country?
  • Which types of tourism services can apply for them?
  • What are the differences between these labels?
  • Which labels are using standards which are internationally recognized by GSTC?
  • Which of these labels are operating a GSTC approved verification system?
  • What are their specific criteria for hotels, camping sites, restaurants, tourist attractions, activities, transport services, packages, destinations or tour operators?
  • Where can I see the certified businesses and destinations of all these certification programmes, e.g. in my country?

The new Global Certification Quickfinder on DestiNet gives the answers and free access to details. A helpful service

  • for tourism businesses and destination managers,
  • for product managers at tour operators and travel agents,
  • for students and professionals
  • and for certification programmes to be found in the “jungle of labels”.

The Quickfinder first ever also allows to search for certification programmes available in a specific country: starting with the 47 countries in Europe, other global regions will follow soon.


A service by ECOTRANS


To provide transparency in the market segment and to support mainstreaming of sustainable and responsible tourism, since 1993 ECOTRANS has continuously researched and published the growing list of certification programmes & their certified businesses, destinations and tour operators on the independent platform and on the Certified Tourism Market Place. As an independent not-for-profit organisation ECOTRANS depends on financial contributions from third parties.


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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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