EMOTUR participated this Monday in the webinar “Development of a Sustainability Standard for Tourist Establishments”, in which UNDP Maldives, the Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives and our laboratory presented the Blue Seal for Guest Houses.
These are some of the most interesting quotes that we would like to highlight:
“In order to communicate #sustainability, #emotions are the direct way to transform tourist behavior. EMOTUR is the methodological way to develop new KPIs and support SMEs in their transformation.” — Sergio Moreno Gil (PI, EMOTUR)
“In Reimagining Tourism, we must ensure that we strike a balance in maintaining the unique environmental and cultural heritage of each island, while also ensuring that the benefits are truly felt and translated into local households.” — Dr Naushad Mohamed (Deputy Minister of Tourism)
“Sustainability standards introduced as part of this process would serve to help tourism businesses and livelihoods go beyond minimum standards, focusing on protecting and sustainably conserving our resources.” — Vera Hakim (UNDP Acting Resident Representative)