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In December 1995, the World Travel & Tourism Council and DGXXIII of the European Commission undertook a joint project to develop an information network for tourism and the environment - ECoNETT - the European Community Network for Environmental Travel & Tourism.

The ECoNETT goal is to increase overall awareness of sustainable Travel & Tourism and in turn stimulate changes in management practices, in destinations and corporations to achieve sustainable Travel & Tourism development.

The key objectives of ECoNETT are:

  • To ensure that all Travel & Tourism enterprises and destinations, regardless of size and type, have access to the information and expertise they need in order to operate in an environmentally sensitive and profitable manner;

  • To provide a mechanism whereby practical information can be shared between all environmental Travel & Tourism-related enterprises and destinations wishing to manage their affairs in a sustainable manner;

  • To focus initially on the special needs of small islands, coastal zones, historic towns and the hotel sector.

This is being achieved through making information on good practice, codes of conduct, activities of experts and organisations, etc. available through this website. Backing this up is a regular newsletter, available by post which allows users without Internet access to keep in touch and request a search of the system.

Please bookmark this site and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in this area. If you have information you would like to see included in ECoNETT or would like to be added to our mailing list for the newsletter, please contact the Project Office at the address below.

Green Globe 21, 7 St Stephens Court, St Stephens Road,
Bournemouth BH2 6LA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1202 312001, Fax: +44 (0)1202 312002,
E-mail: [email protected]