Green Globe Joins UNWTO as Affiliate Member

Green Globe Joins UNWTO as Affiliate Member
September 17, 2014 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe is proud to announce that the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), at its 98th Session in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, has accepted the sustainable tourism certification company as an Affiliate Member.

UNWTO Affiliate Members demonstrate a clear commitment to sustainable, ethical and socially responsible tourism that contributes to the world’s economic and social development.

Green Globe is a leader in its field, providing professional certification of sustainability credentials to tourism businesses around the world. In this role, Green Globe is committed to connecting to all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, including businesses, governments and not-for-profits, so that it may share its knowledge, innovation and best practices.

Green Globe CEO, Mr Guido Bauer said, “Green Globe has a long standing commitment to improving the performance and competitiveness of tourism globally. For some time I have been pleased to attend UNWTO sponsored events, such as the Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Tourism at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and contribute our company’s wealth of experience as well as coming to understand the greater challenges our industry faces.

“It is a true honor for Green Globe to be accepted as an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO. My global team, our partners and I all look forward to contributing to the Organization’s knowledge network. And at the same time benefiting from being acknowledged as part of such an eminent network of companies, government agencies and associations,” added Guido Bauer.

As an Affiliate Member, Green Globe plans to utilize its specialist skills and diverse membership in promoting the UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. This fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism is underpinned by 10 Articles that clearly articulate the principles for a robust and fair industry that is beneficial to all those who work for, govern, invest and host travel and tourism operations.

Green Globe’s extensive experience working to ensure the sustainable operations of tourism ventures across more the 40 countries, provides both practical know-how and strategic knowledge to help both businesses and communities realize equitable returns along with environmental and cultural preservation.