Ungheni
Chestnuts street

Ungheni
The bridge to Iasi

Ungheni
Villages of Orheiul Vechi

Ungheni
Villages of Orheiul

Ungheni

Kutaisi
City Park

Kutaisi

Kutaisi
Meria

Kutaisi

Kutaisi
Opera

An integrated approach for the sustainability of the tourism production

According to the Project CIUDAD and its general and specific objectives, presented in the Application and implemented through the activities set up and carried out so far, it seemed useful for all the partners to have a Vademecum devoted to a selected number of tools concerning the “Sustainability and Environmental Quality” assurance: a list of the different methodologies and best practices adopted and already tested with success in Europe and abroad in favour of the Sustainability and Environmental Quality assurance in tourist destinations, is offered in order to foster all the appropriate policies related to sustainable approach to the tourism development and establish which of them our partners consider more relevant and applicable for their town and neighbourhoods.
Many of these methodologies are already known, applied in the European Countries and elsewhere. Nevertheless, some of them are not yet known or not yet applied to a large scale: they deserve to be diffused and adopted in many specific sectors of the tourist policy, by both public and private Organizations and Institutions.
This VADEMECUM for the Assurance of Sustainability and Quality Management in Tourist Destinations is specifically fitting to the historical moment: nowadays, United Nations celebrate the 20th Anniversary  of the Earth Summit or Conference of Rio de Janeiro (from 3 June to 14 June 1992) concerning the Sustainable Development, resulted in its 5 basic documents:
•Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Rio,
•Agenda 21
•Forest Principles
•Convention on Biodiversity,
•framework Convention on Climate Change

All the partners are grateful to European Commission for this opportunity and decide to do their best for a continual commitment in favour of “sustainability” (in tourism and also in other sectors) and a permanent co-operation in the future for any reciprocal assistance or new common project, as purposed in the 8 Proposal of Memorandum of Understanding


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Catalogue of the main sustainability accreditation or certification for Tourism & Travel Industry

LIST OF ACCREDITATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF TOURIST DESTINATION SOURCE OF ACCREDITATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT APPLICA-BILITY TO CERTIFI-CATION PROCESS

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

YES NO
AGENDA 21 per il Turismo UNTWO – United Nations Tourism World Organization (Organizzazione mondiale del Turismo) e ICLEI – The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Concilio Internazionale per le Iniziative ambientali locali)

 
X
EMAS (Ecological Management and Audit Scheme) & ISO 14000 European Union ISO–International Standardization Organization X  
ECOLABEL (Ecological Quality Mark of the products) European UnionEuropean UnionEuropean Union X  

PILOT EXPERIENCES AND PROJECTS

YES NO
ECOMOST-European Community Model of Sustainable Tourism European Commission   X
ECoNETT Information network on tourism and environment, created in 1995, on advice of the World Travel and Tourism Council and of the XXIII GD, together with the XI and XII GD, the UNWTO, the private industry (ETOA, ECOTRANS, EUROPARTNER, AUIA)   X
INSURED-Instruments for sustainable regional development European Union   X

PRIVATE OR PUBLIC/PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

YES NO
Green Procurement and IPP - Integrated Product PolicyGreen European Union   X
Greening Shops and saving costs UNEP- United Nations Environmental Programme   X
Eco-labels in Tourismin Tourism ICEA, Bio Holidays, Bio-Hotels Association, Bio-Land Association, EHC (Eco Hotels Certified) X  
Bayerisches Umweltgütesiegel für das Gastgewerbe Certifica (Tourist Services and Facilities Certification) The Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health X  
Blue Flag
For the quality certification of coasts Blue Flag
FEE International (Foundation for Environmental Education) (DK) X  
Orange Flag for historical villages and small towns Touring Club Italia (I) Private ONG X  
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria United Nations Foundation   X



For each type of guidelines, our Vademecum presents:
•a short introduction with the main elements and relevance to CIUDAD
•The implementation of their adoption and application
•their referent organizations and institutions (both public and private) to ask assistance and practical tools
•their available partners within Ciudad Projects (if applicable)