Materials Sustainable tourism

A guide through the label jungle

Tourism boasts more than 150 quality labels worldwide. We provide you with a tool for comparing the main characteristics and quality features of sustainability labels in tourism. It helps you to select holiday options that respect human rights, go easy on the environment and are of palpable use to the local population.
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Accessible Tourism for All

The purpose of the brochure is to highlight good­practice examples and to encourage not only individual Naturefriends groups but the tourism industry as a whole to follow these examples as well as to call on the European tourism policy­makers to pave the way for barrier­free tourism. The examples presented in the brochure demonstrate that there are different ways of rendering access to tourism and leisuretime activities as barrierfree as possible.
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Poverty alleviation through tourism

In discussions on tourism policy reference is frequently made to the allegedly important role of tourism in combating and alleviating poverty. With the present dossier we should like to analyse the pro-poor potential of tourism in a factually substantiated and generally comprehensible manner.
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Women in Tourism

Women are strongly represented in the tourism labour market. In many countries, the employment rate of women in tourism is above the average rate in other sectors. But which role do women have in tourism? And how can tourism help to empower women and promote gender equality? We will have a look at real life and present regional and international initiatives which endeavour to empower women in tourism.
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Human rights in tourism

This guideline addresses tour operators, assisting them in systematically implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The implementation process is divided into five key fields of action: strategy, survey, integration, remedy , reporting. The methods, instruments and steps relevant for their implementation will be explained in the implementation guidelines.
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Outdoor clothing – More than a green raincoat?

Who makes how much money in the production of outdoor clothing, which is in high demand across the globe? Additionally, there is the complex issue of ecological sustainability, posing a lot of questions that are difficult to answer. A lot of questions that Naturefriends International will look into in this dossier.
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Travelling Respectfully – Tips for fair travel

Tourists leave their mark on the living conditions of the local populationas well as on the state of natural and cultural attractions. How can I – as tourist – contribute so that these influences benefit the country, its population and me? Your behaviour in a foreign country makes a difference!
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