Ecological and cultural quality
ECEAT is promoting environmentally responsible tourism, so the quality criteria of the network also pay particular attention to the ecological and cultural sustainability of tourism services. All enterprises belonging to the ECEAT network should aim at the following ten basic goals of ecological and cultural sustainability:
In addition to sustainability, the ECEAT quality standard embraces certain technical criteria dealing with safety and comfort.
To see our standards in detail, please go to: www.eceat.org
ECEAT Finland offers support to network members wishing to develop their quality standards, by providing information and organizing study visits and training. Every accommodation must have a special ECEAT quality certificate.
Quality system for improving sustainability
Together with ECEAT International, we are working on a new Internet-based quality system, which will offer our member enterprises tools for assessing and improving their sustainability.
After reaching a certain level of quality, enterprises may receive 'specialization' labels in four different fields: sustainable agriculture, nature protection, efficient use of natural resources and socio-economic responsibility/cultural involvement.
These labels will also be used in marketing, helping visitors to choose the places to stay that are most suited to their interests.