The Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism
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:
- Working Together
- A Cared-for Landscape
- A Well-understood Heritage
- Vibrant Communities
- Strengthened Livelihoods
- 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.
- You can take a look at our Code of Practice Principles to find out more.
- Our Code of Practice Self Assessment Test will let you assess how well you currently perform in relation to the Code.
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The Code of Practice for Destination Managers
The Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism toolkit is contained in an online system that can be adapted to the needs of different destinations. Click here to find out about the online system and adapting the Code for other destinations.
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