Sustainable tourism reporting guide launched
The Global reporting initiative has released a "sectoral supplement" on the tourism industry intended to complement its sustainability reporting guidelines updated in the summer (EED 12/08/02). The document sets out nearly 50 indicators that "reflect the life cycle of the holiday product". Among these is a requirement that operators describe policies for selecting and deselecting destinations based on environmental, social and economic issues; they will also have to quantify the impact of typical holiday products on these three areas. See supplement and press release.