Getting an eco-badge for your activities

GetYourGuide believes in connecting travelers to incredible experiences like showcasing tours and activities that promote eco-friendly travel and environmental protection while positively impacting the destination. 

You can show customers your eco-certification by getting our eco-badge on your activity’s page. 

How to qualify

GetYourGuide uses certification from third-party organizations that use criteria from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) or similar guidelines. If your company is eco-certified from an NGO, non-profit organization, or government agency, you may qualify for our eco-badge. The full list of the organizations we approve are listed below. 

How to get your eco-badge

    1. Get eco-certified from a qualified, certification organization

    2. Contact us or your destination manager and include:

      a. Link or doc attachment of the certification 

      b. Date range validity of the certification

    3. We’ll review your certificate

    4. After you’re approved, your activity pages will be updated with the GetYourGuide eco-badge

List of pre-approved organizations for eco-certification

  • Adventure Green Alaska Certification Program
  • AECO-Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
  • AER Ecotourism Certification
  • AZA-Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Biosphere Certification
  • California Green Business Network
  • Carbon Neutral
  • Costa Rica Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) 
  • Certified Humane
  • Climate Action Certification
  • Climate Smart Certified
  • Control Union - GSTC Criteria
  • DOC Approved Label
  • Dolphin SMART
  • EarthCheck Certification
  • EAZA-European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
  • Ecotourism Australia 
  • Sustainable Tourism Ireland
  • EcoTourism Kenya 
  • Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR)
  • Fair Trade Tourism 
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council
  • Green Globe Certification
  • Green Key Award
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Green Tourism Award
  • Botswana Tourism: Green, Green+, Ecotourism
  • Hawaii Ecotourism Certification
  • LEED Certification (buildings/attractions)
  • Nature’s Best Label
  • KPAP - Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project
  • Project Aware
  • Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award
  • Rainforest Alliance 
  • Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label
  • TourCert Label
  • Travelife for Tour Operator 
  • Vireo GSTC Criteria
  • WCA Responsible Whale Watching Certification
  • Whale SENSE

Exception: WAZA, AZA, and EAZA-accredited zoos/parks with cetaceans in captivity or animal performances (not including birds and unforced feeding) are not eligible for the GYG eco-certified badge despite any other conservation work they may be doing.

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