If you’re looking to become greener, Medventure offers cost-effective consulting package that will enable your hospitality business to apply for green certification, such as TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders award or the international Green Key label. The consultancy package involves 5 steps:
- We interview you either in our offices in Athens, over the phone, or at your premises to conduct a survey of your needs.
- We analyze your needs and find the right solutions to make you greener, focusing on non-invasive and non-costly interventions where possible.
- We provide you with the best practices and guidelines that will make you greener, including recommended suppliers where applicable.
- We develop or upgrade your ‘green philosophy’ to highlight your involvement in responsible tourism and ecotourism, supported by Medventure and its team.
- We create a section for your website on all the ecotourism-related activities in your area, offering more choice than ever to visitors.
Despite the fact that tourism is a significant economic driver, it can also be quite damaging to the planet’s environment and peoples. Overtourism is a common problem in some “hot spots” where degradation caused by inflow can vastly overwhelm even the benefits of tourism revenue, especially when that revenue is not distributed equitably.International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Ecotourism is now defined as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education. Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.UNESCO
All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – need to be sustainable. Sustainable tourism is defined as “tourism that respects both local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment”. It seeks to provide people with an exciting and educational holiday that is also of benefit to the people of the host country.UNWTO
When responsibly planned and managed, tourism has demonstrated its capacity to support job creation, promote inclusive social integration, protect natural and cultural heritage, conserve biodiversity, generate sustainable livelihoods and improve human wellbeing. As the sector is experiencing tremendous growth, collective efforts to ensure its long-term sustainability are essential.European Commission