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The ECO HOTEL Hotel Certification Framework 

Swiss Approval has adopted the criteria of the European Ecotourism Knowledge Network (ECOLNET) as a globally recognised organisation for the formulation of criteria for the evaluation of the sustainable development of hotels, in order to certify and award the relevant label to businesses.

ECOLNET has introduced and promotes a new “standard” for labelling sustainable development and sustainability activities of businesses in the ecotourism sector, the European Ecotourism Labelling Standard – EETLS.

The World Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has already fully recognised the criteria of the EETLS standard, giving this new certification scheme an international endorsement status and global visibility.

The EETLS Standard includes four (4) groups of criteria:

Α. Effective sustainable management

Β. Maximising social and economic benefits for the local community and minimising negative impacts

C. Maximising the benefits for cultural heritage and minimising negative impacts

D. Maximising benefits for the environment and minimising negative impacts.