Sustainable Business Challenge
Join Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network! Take the Sustainable Business Challenge!
Is your business or organization committed to sustainable practices? If so, you can bring special attention to those efforts by participating in the Travel Oregon Sustainable Business Challenge.
This voluntary reporting program was created to quantify and qualify the commitment that Oregon tourism and hospitality organizations have made to create sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. Businesses show how they measure up to the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) — a global standard for sustainable tourism.
Do you already have a sustainable business certification? If your certification is recognized by Travel Oregon (a list of business certifications can be found here), you can obtain greater visibility through our sustainable travel promotions. Just complete the survey on the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and submit documentation of your current certification.
How your business benefits from this program:
By sharing your sustainability practices, you will demonstrate your commitment to your community and the environment. For each level of the challenge that you complete, your business or organization will receive special recognition as a sustainable travel destination through Travel Oregon’s communication channels. These include the Official Travel Oregon Visitor Guide, which has an annual print distribution of 300,000, and TravelOregon.com, which receives two million visitors annually.
Who can participate?
All tourism related operations that offer services to visitors are eligible, including:
- Lodging properties
- Guides and outfitters
- Tour operators
- Restaurants/eating establishments
- Golf courses
- Transportation companies
- Visitors information centers
- Entities offering an educational, cultural, historical or recreational experience
Sustainable Business Challenge In Oregon
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How much does it cost to participate? The Sustainable Business Challenge is free. You can get started with the challenge…
Want more information about Sustainable Business Challenge?
If you have additional questions or comments about Sustainable Business Challenge, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.