Good Travel Scan


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About the Good Travel Scan

Who is this program for?

Tourism related businesses

Certificate Validity

2 years

The Good Travel Scan encourages medium and small family-run enterprises (SMEs) that have no previous knowledge or experience in sustainability management to take a first step in the right direction.

The Good Travel Scan was developed by selecting the 10 most important criteria of the Good Travel Seal certification, which also correspond to some of the major GSTC Industry Standard criteria. It is a simple step for you to evaluate where you stand in the sustainability journey and can encourage you to improve and eventually achieve full certification.

Local Community & People

Support local community development

Actively supports initiatives to improve social community development, e.g. quality of life, local facilities and infrastructure. Activities do not jeopardize the provision of basic services, such as food, water, energy, healthcare or sanitation, to the neighbouring community.

Good Employment

Offer equal opportunities and fair employment to all and to the local community

Labour rights are respected, and a safe and inclusive working environment is provided. Residents are given equal opportunities of employment and advancement without discrimination

Reducing energy use & CO2

Minimise energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Minimises energy consumption, identifies sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces the amount of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) used while making efforts to increase the use of renewable energy.

Climate Adaptation

Adapt to the climate emergency in a green way

Minimises energy consumption, identifies sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces the amount of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) used while making efforts to increase the use of renewable energy. Measures are implemented to combat the expected impacts of the climate emergency and to enhance climate resilience and adaptation, in a socially and environmentally friendly way.

Avoiding Waste & Plastics

Avoid waste, especially single-use disposables and plastics

Prevents the use of single-use disposables and has a policy in place to reuse or recycle them.

Less Pollution, Water & Noise

Prevent noise, air and water pollution and waste of water

Takes steps to prevent pollution from noise, light, runoff, erosion, ozone-depleting substances, and air, water and soil contaminants and reduces water consumption.

Green products & Businesses

Promote local, eco-friendly and Fairtrade products

When purchasing and offering goods and services, priority is given to local and fair trade suppliers whenever these are available and of sufficient quality.

Nature, Scenery & Animals

Promote ecological protection and regeneration

Supports and contributes to biodiversity conservation and ecological regeneration, including through appropriate management of its own property. Particular attention is paid to natural protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized, rehabilitated and there is a compensatory contribution to conservation management.

Culture & Sense of place

Protect the local cultural heritage and sense of place

Contributes to the protection, preservation and enhancement of local properties, sites and traditions of historical, archaeological, cultural and spiritual significance and does not impede access to them by local residents.

Management & Information

Use a sustainable tourism management system and publicly communicate sustainability performance

Uses a management approach or system with written guidelines to evaluate, manage and improve sustainability in the short and long-term and publicly communicates its sustainability policy, actions and performance.



You will be invited to fill out the reporting on our online platform and submit supporting documents. This will indicate to what extent your business implements measures for sustainable and responsible tourism. 


The information on the platform will then be assessed by a team of experts, who will evaluate whether the criteria were achieved by your business. You will also receive feedback on how to improve.


An independent auditor will verify these criteria by visiting your business. The audit can be carried out online (via video call) or on-site.


The findings of the audit will be used to create a final scorecard. The result will be a collection of badges showing the state of the criteria in green, orange and red .

Why join this program?

Financial Advantage

Your business will save on energy, water, and waste disposal costs with a certification. Moreover, happy guests and high ratings will bring you more visitors. On top of that, the Good Travel certification also offers you the best-price guarantee.


You will be able to understand where you stand in the sustainability journey and what are the next steps towards a effective sustainable management plan.  

Show What You Do

Another benefit of the Good Travel Seal is our transparency. You will be able to show your customers what aspects you do well. A label alone doesn’t work, but showing your performance does!


Traditional certification programs are not promoting your business. With the Good Travel Seal, your business will be featured in the Good Travel Guide, Sustainable First,, Tourism 2030 and depending on your score, providing travellers with easy ways to explore destinations.


Nicola Ferrario
Nicola Ferrario

Good Travel Program Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about this program, do not hesitate to contact us.