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.
Code of conduct The file includes 10 principles
for Mediterranean Tourism, WWF’s codes of conduct
for Mediterranean tourists, measures for tourists,
WWF’s 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
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
- Europark Federation: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (cover 100 rural areas verified for their sustainable destination management structures and practices!
- SUSTAIN DeCyDe-for-Sustainability is a user-friendly, spreadsheet based, self-assessment, decision-support tool for tourism destinations.
21 for the Travel & Tourism Industry Towards Environmentally
of Principles for the Balanced Development of Cultural
Tourism”. The International Council on Monuments
and Sites (ICOMOS) UK recommends seven principles
for the balanced development of tourism to everyone.
Principles on the Implementation of Sustainable Tourism
for Environmentally Responsible Tourism - PATA
for community based ecotourism development - WWF international