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Today's travelers and businesses alike now look first for sustainable options while making travel plans. The Question Arises: How do businesses and travel destinations tell their eco-minded and sustainable story. "Global Eco Certification On Line" helps you evaluate your company's sustainable options. It will provide a resource to travelers who then will gain a broader understanding of the many sustainable options across the travel ecosystem while  planning travel that best aligns with their values.  

Global Eco Traveling, LLC

Global Eco Traveling™

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Eco Tourism By Definition

The International Ecotourism Society ("TIES"- 1990) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of the local people.”

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:

  • Minimize impact.

  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.

  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.

  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.

  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people. 

  • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate

 

Global Eco Traveling Certification criteria incorporates and embraces these concepts as best business practices to meet the overall requirements of the “eco conscientious traveler” and general benefits of conservation and community. 

Global Benefits of Eco Certification

Global Eco Traveling Certification (GETC) reviews present eco practices, certifies and recognizes businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Global Eco Traveling Certification (GETC) reviews present eco practices and certifies and recognizes businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their carbon footprint. 

This certification allows tourism businesses to evaluate their operations, set goals, and take specific actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Global Eco Traveling Certification alerts travelers that your business has been recognized as environmentally friendly and desirable for the eco-minded and environmentally conscientious traveler.

In addition Global Eco Traveling Certification provides other benefits which include:

  • Global Recognition & Positioning-Sets standards and helps distinguish genuine ecotourism and sustainable tourism businesses. 

  • Triple Bottom Line-Supports Environmental, Social & Economic activities which have the least amount of effect on the natural resources. 

  • Education & Improvement-Teaches businesses and employees elements of sustainability.

  • Return On Investment-Provides cost savings through efficient use of resources 

  • Marketing & Promotional Benefits- Places your entity on a world-class multi-faceted marketing platform promoting eco travel awareness and practices through multimedia venues such as social media, TV, internet, radio and the international ecology based presence, Global Eco Traveling .  

  • Research –Offers respected industry leading analysis of eco travel data and trends, inclusive of economic and travel industry standards which benefit our members and support industry efforts involving advocacy and promotion of the eco travel industry.

  • Advocate-Leads industry wide initiatives to grow and sustain eco travel and ensure an authentic eco travel experience. Through our efforts, eco travel is better understood giving world-wide travelers and insight and sensitivity to other countries political, environmental, and social climate.

 

The immediate benefits from a business and ecology perspective are profound and the long term effects will have positive results both fiscally and ecologically as it will assist in preservation of the earth’s precious resources for generations.   

How to become certified?

Applicants will identify their present eco practices within the Global Eco Traveling Certification Application.  The criteria used within the application is diverse and comprehensive enough to allow all travel related businesses, organizations and events connected to the travel industry and who have eco minded practices in place to become certified. 

Once your application is reviewed and the Global Eco Traveling Certification criteria is met, you will receive notification of your certification approval.  A one-time certification fee along with a monthly maintenance fee will place you on a global scale of places of interest for the environmentally conscientious traveler.  Newly certified members will receive the Global Eco Traveling Certification Welcome Marketing packet which will provide you with tools to begin successful marketing of your eco practices.

 

We also encourage you and your organization to go above and beyond the minimum required point total by being creative with innovative best practices, continuously improving your environmental performance, and sharing your achievements with colleagues and visitors.

 

To achieve certification as a Global Eco Traveling Certified organization, you must complete an application and meet the minimum point requirements.

 

The application contains SIX (6) areas which reflect Best Eco Certification Practices: 

  • Community Benefits & Eco System Impacts 

  • Education  

  • Waste Reduction, Recycling & Purchasing

  • Energy Conservation & Management

  • Water Conservation &  Management

  • Air Quality & Transportation

NOTE: Global Eco Traveling Certification recognizes various industries which are trending and making great strides toward improvement in the eco travel industry.  Their practices and philosophy as it pertains to the eco traveler concerns and values are bringing dynamic changes and awareness to the eco travel industry as a whole.   

The following are specific examples of several industry specific businesses which eco minded travelers seek to experience during their travels.  

Live Eco Style Eco Certification 

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