Contact European Ecotourism Labelling Standard (EETLS)

The European Ecotourism Labeling Standard - EETLS - has been developed by the ECO-DESTINET project (2007-2009)  for ensuring the environmental, lsocioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of Ecotourism services in Europe.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria - published by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) - and the definition of the International Ecotourism Society - TIES - have been used as global guidance for the development, testing and decision on the EETLS criteria and indicators with special focus on "Europe" and "Ecotourism".

The European Ecotourism Labeling Standard (EETLS) has been the first GSTC recognised standard (October 2011)

Certifying Organisation Eco Destinet
Partner Organisation/s Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council of Italy (IT), PRISMA Centre for Development Studies (GR), European Centre for Eco and Agri Tourism - Projects (ECEAT-Projects) (NL), European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development (ECOTRANS) (DE), University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute Seinajoki Unit (FI), Association of Ecotourism in Romania (RO), Bulgarian Association for Rural and Eco Tourism (BG), Euracademy Association (EU) 
Travel Countries Europe
Certified Tourism Services 0
Sustainability Areas Economy, Environment, Social Issues, Cultural Heritage
Transparency Link to the Standard
Assessment Process Not Applicable Yet
Market Place Accommodations,  Food Suppliers, Travel and Nature-Based Outdoor Activities
License Period No Information Available

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Firstname Vassilis
Lastname Tsipidis
Organisation PRISMA
Postal Address 17, Empedokleous Str.17 11635 ATHENS, Greece
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Released 06/11/2017
Country Europe
Keywords CEU1, CEU10, CEU11, CEU12, CEU13, CEU14, CEU15, CEU16, CEU17, CEU2, CEU3, CEU4, CEU5, CEU6, CEU7, CEU8, CEU9, CSRBIODIV, Certification and standards, Europe, GSTC recognised, MPCACC, MPCACT, MPCRES, SFP, awardingorganisations
Organization Type Businesses Businesses
Supporting Solutions Type Certificates Certificates
Topics Certification & Marketing
Operational level Sub-Global