Tourism Ecolabelling

Certification and Promotion

March 2001
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  • Published
    20th March 2001
  • ISBN 9780851995069
  • Language English
  • Pages 392 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

There is currently immense interest in measuring the sustainability of tourism in general, and of ecotourism in particular. Hitherto, it has been difficult for consumers to know whether claims of tourism destinations and products being "ecologically sustainable" are based on hard evidence. The tourism industry has therefore been developing methods to measure these objectively in the form of ecolabels.

This book is the first substantial book to review this subject. Emphasis is placed on the criteria used in ecolabels to determine sustainability, the marketing of ecologically-labelled tourism products and the management of current ecolabels and awards.

Xavier Font

Xavier Font is professor of sustainability marketing at the University of Surrey. He researches and develops methods of sustainable tourism production and consumption. He has published widely about sustainable tourism certification, and has consulted on sustainable product development, marketing and communication for UNEP, UNCTAD, UNWTO, IFC, EC, VisitEngland, Fáilte Ireland, WWF and the Travel Foundation amongst others. Since January 2019, he is the new co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. He has conducted over 130 courses for more than 2500 businesses on how to market and communicate sustainability, see

Ralf C. Buckley

Ralf C. Buckley