Namibia is primarily an environmental destination for tourists. The tourism sector has a strong vested interest in maintaining, and demonstrating that it is maintaining, a clean and healthy environment.
Tourists are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about the environment and their environmental footprint. As a result, they are more discerning and selective of where they stay and what they do. This creates a good marketing opportunity for tourism establishments with high environmental standards.
In addition, careful attention to environmental issues such as water use, energy use and infrastructure design can save significant amounts of money. It is of direct benefit to professional tourism establishments and operators in Namibia to carefully consider and address the environmental issues associated with their tourism business.
Eco Awards Namibia was set up to help you do this.
Benefits of being an Eco Awards recipient
Benefit 1: The Eco Awards Website is the only locally based database listing proven Sustainable Destinations in Namibia. This is updated frequently, and also visited by most of the International Tour Operators who are interested in finding Sustainable Destinations for their clients.
Benefit 2: Via our relationships with STCAA (African Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Certification), TourCert, and the GSTC, our members get exposure in the international arena via electronic networking.
Benefit 3: Eco Awards Namibia receives frequent requests from International Agents such as Best of Africa and Meiers Weltreisen, for Membership lists. This is a result of a growing awareness amongst travelers regarding the sustainability of their destinations.
Benefit 4: Management. Many of our Members realised through our criteria what they can do to manage their establishments more effectively. They also find that reducing their use of resources also saves them money – Doing Well by Doing Good!
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