Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Accomodation Standards
Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Accommodation Standards
The Botswana Ecotourism Certification System, covers more than 240 standards encompassing the following: environmental management, cultural resources protection and community development, socio-economic responsibilities and fundamental ecotourism criteria.
The system uses a three-tiered structure (levels) designed to incorporate the broadest cross-section of tourism operations while still distinguishing an urban facility, from a true ecotourism product in a pristine natural environment. The three-tiered structure promotes progress and is designed to encourage operators to improve their performance towards achievement of the next higher level. Of the three levels, the simplest to obtain is Green followed by Green+ and finally the Ecotourism level.
Botswana Tourism is the certifying body for the Botswana Ecotourism Certification System through the Quality Services Committee (QSC), the same Committee responsible for Grading of accommodation and other tourism enterprises.