Certifying Sustainable Tourism

July 27, 2010

There has been lots of news recently with the work towards potentially establishing a national tourism certification program in Canada.  In a more recent post I linked through to the work that ETHOS is doing in British Columbia, on piloting a certification program that may be rolled out across the country in the future.  To give businesses and communities a bit more background on this whole idea of certification, the Centre for Ecotourism and Sustainable Development has developed a Simple Users Guide to Certification for Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism.  It is a great document to get some basic background history and to see what other jurisdictions have on the go.  You can read more about it by going to CESB.