International Travel

Green Business Standard

Includes domestic travel; ecotourism; guiding; travel information

All standards are required unless noted.

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Restored & Protected Environment

  • Ensure that their guests do not leave non-biodegradable litter behind when they leave
  • Select locations depending on the season and size of group, as well as interest and itinerary
  • Use most eco-friendly transport option available in country
  • Use of a green office or facility, including resource reuse and maximum use of post-consumer recycled resources as well as maximum water and energy efficiency
    This includes storm water management if companies have access to the exterior of their buildings or property.

Social & Economic Justice

  • Provide culturally sensitive guidance on potential cultural interactions
  • Ensure that monies spent in country reach the people who need it most
  • For vibrant, inclusive local communities:
    • Stay mainly in locally owned hotels, eat in locally owned eateries
    • Policy of giving back to communities visited (preferred)

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