Many hospitality structures, both small and large, have sustainability at heart: they pay attention to what they consume and support sustainable mobility making ecological vehicles such as bicycles available to travellers; they've always worked on fostering a direct relationship with the territory they're in, trying to "network"; they're near (if not inside) cultural, historic or natural sites and they promote visiting them; they prefer local, seasonal products grown following the principles of organic farming because they know this is good for nature and people. Which means that they put into practice the points of our Manifesto of sustainable tourism.
LifeGate Sustainable Tourism helps you choose the hospitality structures most suited to your ecotourism needs, inserting them in a practical interactive map of hotels, B&Bs, hostels, etc. that adopt environmental solutions all year round.
The structures that decide to put themselves to the test can respond to a self-evaluation questionnaire made up of 12 questions. The points taken into consideration are, for example, the use of renewable energy and technologies that incentivise energy saving, serving local and organic food, the use of natural and certified detergents, the type of lighting adopted, the promotion of areas' natural and cultural gems.
To obtain the Sustainable Tourism recognition, hospitality structures must demonstrate that they adhere to at least 7 of the required criteria. Travellers will be able to verify the sustainability of the hotel/B&B/guesthouse they've chosen.
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