Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism

Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism The Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism was developed to help businesses, like you to work together for the benefit of your local business, our environment, and the well-being and livelihood of our local community

The Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism

Code of Practice Poster

The Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism is a framework for building sustainable tourism practices into your tourism operations.  It’s also a framework for partnering with the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and for working with other tourism operators in the Geopark region.

The Code is based on 6 principles that help a business move towards sustainable tourism practices:

  1. Working Together
  2. A Cared-for Landscape
  3. A Well-understood Heritage
  4. Vibrant Communities
  5. Strengthened Livelihoods
  6. Sustainable Environmental Management

 

Adopting and Implementing the Code

An online system guides you through a step-by-step approach and supports you in implementing actions that support the principles.  We also support tourism operators through group workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions.

We partner with the Burren Ecotourism Network, a network of tourism businesses in the Geopark region who are committed to sustainable tourism and whose members sign up to the Code.  Joining the Burren Ecotourism Network and adopting the Code enables a business to implement economically beneficial environmental practices, take part in networking opportunities, contribute to destination-wide conservation initiatives and be part of a destination marketing programme.

 

Case studies of businesses who have undertaken the Code

Please click on the image to open PDFs and view the videos

Case Studies_Doolin Hostel

Best Improvement  Doolin Hostel

Case Studies_The Boghill Centre_Energy Management

Energy Management Boghill Centre

Case Studies_Heart of Burren Walks

Visitor Interpretation Heart of Burren Walks

Case Studies_St. Tola

Sustainable Transport  St. Tola

Visitor Communication Sea View House

Visitor Communication Sea View House

Water Management Linnalla Ice Cream

Water Management Linnalla Ice Cream

Waste Management Burren Free Range Pork

Waste Management Burren Free Range Pork

Sustainable Business The Boghill Centre

Sustainable Business Boghill Centre

Leave No Trace Burren Nature Sanctuary

Leave No Trace Burren Nature Sanctuary

Onsite Interpretation Burren Nature Sanctuary

Onsite Interpretation Burren Nature Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study Videos

Thank you for your interest and do get in touch of you would like to know more.

info@burren.ie