How we define a Sustainable Tour

How we define a sustainable tour

Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”

Sustainable Tours are marked with a symbol

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We aim to offer sustainable tours and products, that not only take full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts but also addresses the needs of visitors, the tourism industry, the environment and local communities.

We aim to give our customers choices to select sustainable tours and have marked our sustainable tours with a symbol, as seen here below:

We define sustainable marked tours with the following criteria:

The tour/product includes service providers that have a strong focus on reducing the environmental footprint, have a valid sustainability certification or are actively engaged in sustainable development.

The tour/product includes services that identify with our core values of sustainable tourism:

  • Use of public and environmentally friendly transport wherever possible
  • Optimize space and size for private transports or busses wherever possible
  • Give an authentic and local experience
  • Focus on public transport and train tours – travel like the locals
  • Small Groups
  • Local Authorised Guides
  • Focus on small and locally owned establishments
  • Focus on local food
  • Focus on local produced souvenirs
  • Encouraging to stay more than one night in the same hotel