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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.


1. 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...

2. Operates environmental friendly
Establish and continuously improve environment policies. Transportation, waste and lodging impact policies are adjusted to local conditions. More...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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. More...



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