Sustainable tourism in protected areas – Guide for Metsähallitus tourism partners
Thank you for reading the new digital guide produced by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland (metsa.fi) , in which we present the principles of sustainable tourism that form the basis of tourism cooperation for operating in protected areas. The guide also contains useful information on tourism development, sustainability monitoring methods and the contact details of the persons responsible for tourism collaboration.
We want to develop the tourism services of our destinations sustainably and responsibly, together with our partners. On this shared journey, each company’s own investments in promoting sustainable business are also important. In particular, certificates that support sustainable operating practices and utilisation of the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) programme, training and consideration of corporate responsibility communications support the company’s ability to operate sustainably also in nature reserves.
Metsähallitus is committed to promoting the principles presented in this guide and, as part of the cooperation agreement, we want our partners to commit to these principles when operating in national parks and nature reserves.