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The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. Performance, credibility, transparency . EMAS & Tourism. EMAS AND TOURISM. EMAS can help tourism facilities to improve their environmental performances and communicate about it Tourism, incl. hotels & restaurants = 5th EMAS sector

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the european eco management and audit scheme

The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

Performance, credibility, transparency

EMAS & Tourism

emas and tourism
EMAS AND TOURISM
  • EMAS can help tourism facilities to improve their environmental performances and communicate about it
  • Tourism, incl. hotels & restaurants = 5th EMAS sector
  • 200 tourism organisations now joined EMAS
  • Prominently in Spain & Germany and growing in Italy
  • Some hotel chains applying EMAS: - Sol Melià, - Garden Hotels, - Occidental Hotels, - Elitor, - Iberostar, - Acorn - Paradores de Tourismo
sustainable tourism in europe
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN EUROPE
  • Tourism = 5% of EU GDP
    • Hotels, resorts
    • Beaches, local infrastructure, transport
    • Recreational facilities
    • Travel agencies, transport companies
  • Tourism requires unspoilt environment to operate
  • In times of mass tourism, environmentally sound tourism offers a Unique Selling Point

Collective impact on the environment

example 1
EXAMPLE 1
  • 72 out of 90 Spanish Paradores EMAS registered
  • Chain of public hotels in historic locations
  • Actions taken:
    • treatment of waste oil, waste toners & waste batteries, volume reduction in toxic waste
    • Single-control taps, water-saving tanks for toilets, low consumption lamps, double glazing windows
    • Promote environmental knowledge to tourists through brochures, exhibitions, info panels, etc
example 2
EXAMPLE 2
  • German Lake Constance cruise ship company
    • Lake Constance Europe’s largest resource drinking water
    • Oil consumption 16 vessels reduced by 15 %
    • Reduction of detergents for the cleaning of the ships by 50 %
    • Achieved 100% recycled paper
example 3
EXAMPLE 3
  • Terceira Mar Hotel – Azores Island - Portugal
    • Near historical UNESCO World Heritage City Angra de Heriosmo
    • Actions:
      • Refrigerated storeroom for organic residues
      • Rain water reservoir for garden irrigation
      • Wasterwater pumping station for municipal sewerage
      • Technical management center to monitor energy consumption
other examples
OTHER EXAMPLES
  • Other examples of EMAS use:
    • Oceonario de Lisboa
    • Teide Nacional Park in Tenerife
    • Tenerife South Airport
    • Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
    • TUI travel agency
    • Studiosus travels
  • Best practices
    • Malta Tourism Authority training hotels in implementing EMAS
    • Valencia Autonomous Community free training on EMAS in hotels to SMEs and independent professionals