en fr de it pt es +

Folder Certificates, Labels, Standards

Sustainable Tourism Certification Worldwide

Good to know
Since 1993 ECOTRANS has continuously compiled and updated the global list of sustainable tourism certification programs, labels and standards.

What is important to know? Download  the free "Guide through the label jungle 2016"

2016: Download EN

2016: Download DE

Label Guide 2016 online

The following certification programmes and labels are described with information on their focuses and target groups, coverage of sustainability issues, transparency on their criteria and credibility of their verification system. Many map the locations of their certified businesses and destinations on the DestiNet Atlas Market Place, granting more visibility and market access to certified tourism worldwide. Click on the logo for more details.

50 national & international certification programmes: Profiles & Links

< These 20 labels
are presented with
their profiles in
the label guide

< These 30 labels
complete the list of
selected schemes in the label guide 2016

More standards and certificates (being continuously expanded)


Global standard for international recognition of labels

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has developed and is using the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria as base for the international recognition of standards and certification programmes. ECOTRANS recommends all stakeholders to use the GSTC criteria as guidance for making tourism more sustainable.   

Any question or suggestion? contact@ecotrans.de

Folder administrator: Herbert Hamele, ECOTRANS, herbert.hamele@ecotrans.de