Green Guide for Hospitality
With tourism becoming increasingly green and tourists demanding greener practices, the hospitality industry in Greece can respond and even pre-empt expectations with the support of the Green Guide for Tourism Businesses. The digital Green Guide is very active on social media and offers the latest in green products, services, technologies, solutions and recommendations for the sector. It also features a dedicated section for Greek products in a bid to strengthen local economies and lower the carbon footprint.
Its contents will help accommodation businesses become greener, more energy efficient and increasingly sustainable, helping to attract a growing market of travelers which traditionally has a higher disposable income.
If you provide any green product, service or solution that you would like to market in the hospitality and tourism sector, check out the Green Guide's media kit (in Greek) here.
You can also see our most recent editions below:
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