Sustainable Tourism

Calls

Sustainable Tourism Growth and SME Support Open Call

Are you a cluster or SME in the tourism industry? The European Commission’s Single Market Programme (SMP) has an open call to create a more sustainable tourism ecosystem. The goal is to align the tourism strategy with the EU’s SME strategy and industrial strategy. The call will provide financial...
Support programme

Malta Tourism Authority ECO Certification

he ECO certification is the national scheme for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels and farmhouses on the Maltese Islands and has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria. The scheme was launched by...
Support programme

Green Ideas for Tourism in Europe

Green Ideas for Tourism is a project that developed an educational tool in a field of sustainable tourism. The tool helps tourism stakeholders keep up to date with the latest developments in the circular economy, blue economy and other cradle-to-cradle, resource efficiency and environmental...
Best practices

Heat pumps and other measures bring huge savings to spa hotel

Refreshing energy efficiency moves Savings achieved in medium-sized spa hotel by implementing CSR measures Rethinking energy efficiency like this saves about € 12 000 every year Spa Hotel Fairy in the Central Balkan Mountains is located in a picturesque river valley. Close to the hotel is a...
Best practices

Benefits of green laundry programmes, hotel case

Emphasis on green gains, not cost-savings is key Hotel in Bulgaria saves about € 2 400 annually through green laundry programme Option to reduce sheet and towel replacement for guests staying several days Replacing bedding and bathroom laundry leads to significant energy and water consumption in...
Best practices

Local transport and 'green' mobility in tourist centres

Providing free or low-cost access to green options for local mobility appeals to guests who are conscious of their carbon footprint. Options include encouraging use of local transport, bicycles and electric vehicles over land and providing kayaks, rowboats and other water-based modes of transport...
Best practices

Eco-friendly hostel in Estonia

Circular economy, the Green Key to being more eco-friendly Small hostel finds simple and cost-effective eco-friendly measures make all the difference in the circular economy Measures covering everything from energy, mobility, waste, training, and more For Looming, an eco-friendly hostel located in...
Best practices

Santa Marta hotel - sustainability in combination with premium services for clients

Hotel's inspiring three pillars Save resources and costs for sustainable growth Respecting the environment Premium services for clients and social responsibility The managment of Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal made a firm commitment before opening that it would respect three...