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Codes of Conduct are non-legislated guidelines that one or more organization agrees to follow. Also referred to as "voluntary code" or "code of practice," it typically outlines service standards that you can expect when dealing with a company subscribed to the code (Source Financial Consumer Agency of Canada).

Ecotourism Guidelines
Published by The Ecotourism Society, North Bennington, Vermont, USA. Copyright 1993


  • WWFs Code of conduct The file includes 10 principles for Mediterranean Tourism, WWFs codes of conduct for Mediterranean tourists, measures for tourists, WWFs codes of conduct for industry (tour operators- hotels- airlines), measures for tour operators-hotels-airlines, WWF recommendations for local authorities and measures for local authorities. Similar Codes of Conduct for Arctic tourists are published by WWF
  • The Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) of WTO, which is also referred to in the recent EU Communication on tourism (COM(2003)716). The Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) is a comprehensive set of principles whose purpose is to guide the stakeholders in tourism development: central and local governments, local communities, the tourism industry and its professionals, as well as visitors, both international and domestic
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CHARTER for Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks (1996) published by EFCO (The European Federation of Campingsite Organisations)
  • ENTERPRISE: Selection of Codes of Conduct for Ecotourism Providers from Around the World, META (2001)


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