Rural Tourism in Latvia

Project AGORA – Sustainable
Tourism Development in the
Baltic Sea Region
Project partner 2nd meeting:
• Time: June 14-17, 2006
• Venue: SPA un konference hotel Jurmala
• Working language: EN
June 14: seminar “On Impact A and Spatial Planning for Tourism”
June 15: open for public:
- project progress and achievements
- rural tourism, farm toruism, ecotourism, European rural tourism – trends and
Projec AGORA – improvement of
RT criteria (2005. - 2007.)
Sustainability criteria included in RT quality scheme:
Maintain RT resources (nature, clean environment, healthy food,
rural ambience)
Maintain individual character of RT, prevent from becoming a
mass tourism product
Target: long-term competitiveness
Sustainability and RT
Leading to ecolables:
The message of RT
• Environment friendly
• Nature friendly
• Healthy
(if all the sustainability criteria met)
RT business
can apply for:
European Centre for Eco
and Agro tourism
• Traditionally Latvian
The Green Certificate
The Green Certificate – how
to apply
Application to the office of LC
(application form and GC criteria requirements in or
or from the office of LC)
2. Inspection visit, Decision by the Certification
Commission, Awarding the Green Certificate
Sustainability criteria, affecting
the category of quality
Environment friendly behaviour code exposed for guests in the house.
Locally produced foods offered to guests.
Environment and health friendly materials used in building.
The buildings are in harmony with the local landscape and local architectural
Disposable tableware not used.
Waste management according to the local regulations.
Cooperation with local producers of food, souvenirs, etc.
Self-assessment of environmental impact, improvement of environment
protection measures.
See the criteria requirements
RT Quality Scheme “Butterfly”
Inspection request and the description of the quality
categories found in :
Or in the Association’s office (Riga, Kuģu 11, tel.
+371 7617600)

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