The Coral Triangle Sustainable Tourism Portal aims to connect divers, adventure travellers, surfers and visitors to the region’s many unique seascapes and coastal destinations with resorts, live aboard boats, tour operators and other tourism products that are making genuine efforts to minimise negative environmental impacts and helping conserve the ecosystems they profit from.
Tourism products should be able to demonstrate that they have taken tangible measures to operate sustainably in at least one of the following areas:
Tourism products should be able to demonstrate involvement in conservation activities at the local level. These may include but are not limited to:
Tourism products that are certified or otherwise endorsed by a recognised third party organisation involved in sustainability and conservation benchmarking can in most cases expect to be automatically eligible. These include but are not limited to the following organisations:
Reviews by users will also be taken into account in establishing the suitability of a given tourism product for inclusion in the Tourism Portal.
The Coral Triangle does not operate its own benchmarking system, nor does it intend to be prescriptive. The goal of the Sustainable Tourism Portal is to encourage and support tourism products that are making efforts towards making their operations more sustainable and encouraging conservation and sustainable ecosystems management. Tourism products that wish to be included on the Sustainable Tourism Portal will be assessed by the Coral Triangle team on a case-by-case basis, according to information provided, anecdotal evidence and user reviews. We also aim to help tourism products to develop their commitment to sustainable operations and conservation support by connecting them with organisations like those listed above. We view tourism products that feature on The Coral Triangle as partners who can help us communicate the key messages about sustaining the entire Coral Triangle bioregion.
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