SEYCHELLES SUSTAINABLE TOURISM LABEL LAUNCHED ON WORLD TOURISM DAY
The Le Meridien Fishermans Cove Resort in Bel Ombre was the venue today for the launch by the Seychelles Tourism Board of the Sustainable Tourism Label, organized in conjunction with the Global Environment Facility, in short GEF and the Government of Seychelles UNDP Programme Coordination Unit. Going Green has never been an issue for the Seychelles, as it has stayed Green since independence from Britain and with more than 50 percent of the land set aside as territorial and marine national parks, the country is globally leading in the effort to promote ecofriendly practices and maintain biodiversity.
The new Sustainable Tourism Label, aka Eco Label will nevertheless now rate the efforts of individuals hotels, resorts, guest houses, holiday villas and other tourism ventures and certify them according to an internationally agreed scale, agreed earlier in the year between stakeholders under the guidance of STB.
The Seychelles Tourism Board will also, at least in the initial stages, act as guardian and caretaker of the labels implementation to ensure impartiality and maintain the overall interest in showing off the Seychelles Green Credentials around the world. Seychelles on this World Tourism Day Truly Another World.