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Sustainable Tourism in the U.S.

Sustainable Tourism Certification programs are voluntary initiatives that evaluate the extent to which tourism providers minimize their negative environmental, social, and cultural impacts while providing economic benefits to local communities.
Do you know of any Sustainable Tourism Certification programs?
Yes
No
If yes, please check any Sustainable Tourism Certification programs you know about:
Blue Flag Campaign: Int'l
Certification in Sustainable Tourism: Costa Rica
Ecotel Hotel and Resort Certification: Int'l
Green Deal: Guatemala
Green Globe 21: Int'l
ISO14001 Certification: Int'l
Nature & Ecotourism Accreditation: Australia
Nature & Ecotourism Accreditation: Fiji
PAN Park - Protected Areas Network: Europe
Qualmark Accreditation Program: New Zealand
Saskatchewan Ecotourism Accreditation System
Smart Voyager: Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands
Sustainable Travel International: United States
Here are some statements about Sustainable Tourism Certification programs. Please indicate the answer that best describes your opinion: Sustainable Tourism Certification programs help tourism operators protect the environment.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
No Opinion
Sustainable Tourism Certification programs should include criteria that reduce the negative social, cultural, and environmental impacts of tourism.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
No Opinion
Sustainable Tourism Certification programs should be recognizable through the use of Eco-labels i.e., a seal or logo indicating that a product or service has met a set of environmental and social standards.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
No Opinion
Tourism operators who pursue sound environmental management strategies can generate cost savings through resource productivity and waste minimization.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
No Opinion
Have you traveled anywhere and experienced a tourism supplier that was certified by a Sustainable Tourism Certification program?
Yes
No
Would you be willing to pay more to visit a tourism operation that is certified by a Sustainable Tourism Certification program?
Yes
No
If yes, how much more would you be willing to pay?
Less than 5%
5%
10%
15%
20%
more than 20%
Would you choose a particular tourism provider because they were certified by a Sustainable Tourism Certification program, over one offering a similar product or service?
Yes
No
Would you be interested in a “green travel network” where you could travel through the United States using only certified tourism suppliers?
Yes
No
Would you be willing to pay more (e.g., 5%) when purchasing tourism products and services in the United States if the extra money contributed to ensuring tourism sustainability?
Yes
No
Had you heard of Sustainable Travel International prior to completing this questionnaire?
Yes
no
If yes, how did you hear about Sustainable Travel International?
Search Engine
Related Link
Magazine
Newspaper
Friend
Other
Gender
Male
Female
My age falls within the following range:
Under 30
30-40
41-50
51-60
Over 60
I have taken a vacation in the last:
Year
3 years
More than 3 years
I usually spend the following on a weeklong vacation:
Under $1000
$1000-1999
$2000-$2999
$3000-$4999
$5000 or more
This poll was created on 2003-10-15 19:35:56 by Sustainable Travel International