Training and Tools for Local (Inbound) Tour Operators

Local tour operators play a major role in influencing industry standards through the vacation packages they design for their clients. Local tour operators are an essential link between the outbound (wholesale) tour operators and the hotels and tourism businesses operating in a particular country or region, and their commitment to sustainable sourcing and adopting sustainable practices are an essential part of greening the tourism supply chain.

Our program offers local tour operators training on sustainable practices and sustainable tourism certification programs, technical assistance and marketing support. All of our training materials are based on our sustainable tourism standard, which has been recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as adhering to its global sustainable tourism criteria. Eligible tour operators may apply to become Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

By enrolling in the program, local tour operators are encouraged to motivate their service providers to join our certification program.

They also commit to give priority to Rainforest Alliance Certified hotels and other supplementary goods and service providers, when available in their region, when designing their tours.

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