Eco-tourism label for Italy for any type of tourist accommodation business. Since 1997 Legambiente Turismo has worked to help tourist businesses to reduce tourist impacts in the destination and raise awareness in holiday makers, while enhancing quality and comfort and involving local businesses and tourists in more sustainable choices. The ecolabel aims to improve environmental management in tourist services by minimising waste, recycling, using less water and energy, promoting soft mobility practices, healthy food and typical local produce and products, promoting local nature and culture heritage. These objectives are listed in a Decalogue and implemented by adequate criteria and measures that are agreed with local stakeholders. Though membership is individual, usually businesses join as destination based groups under a local agreement. Partners (business associations, tourist boards) and local authorities (municipalities, parks) cooperate with Legambiente Turismo by ensuring support to the businesses and necessary services towards sustainability (e. g. waste collection, mobility policies etc.). This helps implementation of criteria and reinforces communication. Legambiente Turismo ensures criteria reliability, standard monitoring and annual onsite auditing to maintain credibility of the scheme towards participating businesses and the public (under Visit Common Basic Standards).
Learn more: Legambiente Turismo website
Conformity with Legambiente Turismo's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following Own internal training;
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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label
Organization type: 59672
Member of: VISIT Association of European Tourist Ecolabels
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Last updated: 17 March 2014