These principles should be seen as goals
and guidelines, not as conditions. The principles are recommended
for use in tourism companies, communities, regional tourist
boards, and landowners.
SUSTAINABLE ARCTIC TOURISM
Supports the local economy
Supporting stands for employing staff, buying goods and
services and paying tax locally. Tangible benefits from
tourism are a positive force. More...
Operates environmental friendly
Establish and continuously improve environment policies.
Transportation, waste and lodging impact policies are adjusted
to local conditions. More...
Supports the conservation of local nature
The ecological carrying capacity of the area must be respected.
The local inhabitants and tourism operators have a right
to participate in land-use planning on local and regional
level. The operator should have thorough knowledge and co-operate
with other actors and should give active support to preferably
local conservation projects. More...
Respects and involves the local community
Promoting and preserving local cultures, lifestyles and
values set limits and rules to tourism. Quality tourism
depends on active support from and benefit to local people.
The networking between different stakeholders in the region
is highly encouraged. More...
Ensures quality and safety in all business operations
Sustainable tourism is quality tourism. This includes administration,
planning, acting as a good host and implementing safety
issues in quality management policy. More...
Educates visitors about local nature & culture
Sustainable tourism is based on curious and respectful visitors.
Operators use knowledgeable guides and constantly improve
the awareness level of the personnel. The visitor is given
information of the sustainable tourism in the region.