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Voluntary Initiatives for Sustainability in Tourism VISIT

Voluntary Initiatives for Sustainability in Tourism VISIT

Governing Organization

VISIT Association

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Assessment Type

Member of group/association

Sectors Covered

Hospitality

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

VISIT stands for “Voluntary Initiative for Sustainability in Tourism”, and was created within the frame of an EU funded LIFE project in tourism eco-labelling. The name outlines the concept of the organisation: a positive collaboration between distinct initiatives working towards achieving sustainability in tourism.  The Association was established in 2004 at REISEPAVILLON, Europe’s leading Green and Ecotourism Fair. This was the culmination of ongoing liaison and co-operation between a dozen leading tourism eco-labels from 2001 onwards. Seven of these labels (based in the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Latvia, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg) founded the organisation together they represent over 2,000 participating tourism enterprises.  Other organisations involved with and interested in sustainable tourism may join the organisation as associate members, these include ecolabels working towards full membership such as Ecocamping and professional bodies involved in research and development in sustainable tourism such as Ecotrans. For further information on joining VISIT as a Full member ecolabel or as an Associate please contact the VISIT secretary at the address below or download the relevant forms on other pages on this site.

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