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Our commitment to sustainable tourism

Orleans Tourist Office is committed to sustainable tourism in order to raise awareness and encourage visitors to adopt environmentally-friendly behaviour during their stay.

Sustainable commitments

Since 2023, the Tourist Office has been working to promote responsible tourism by making a number of commitments that it hopes to implement over a number of years alongside the Metropolitan Council’s tourism network and partners:

  • Defend a vision of sustainable tourism with the network’s partners and stakeholders.
  • Federating and training “responsible” partners.
  • Launch a review to improve our reception and “green” or sustainable tourism practices.
  • Encourage our partners to implement responsible actions.
  • Drawing up a welcoming and involving charter for visitors, both to welcome them to our region and to encourage them to take a responsible approach so that they will want to come back.
  • Observe the impact of tourism and advise elected representatives and partners on best practice.
  • Consider the implementation of training initiatives or plans for partner or local authority teams.

A global eco-responsible approach

 
The Tourist Office and its convention bureau, Orléans Convention, have undertaken to sign up to the “Innovative Sustainable Destination” label established by France Congrès, which already involves the most promising destinations in terms of tourism.
 
This new national standard, developed by France Congrès and Bureau Véritas France, is aimed at towns and cities that want to structure their actions in favour of sustainable tourism, and amplify the effects of their good practices by bringing together, through an agreement, the players in the reception and service chain (venues, events, hotels, etc.).
 
It’s a global, proactive approach that has international resonance, as each pilot organisation responsible for promoting and developing the issue locally must be ISO 20121 certified before it can apply for the “Innovative Sustainable Destination” label.
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