At Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7), we have been working towards an increased focus on sustainable tourism in our activities. The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”  By viewing our activities through this sustainable lens, we aim to strengthen the tourism industry in the region by making it viable for the long-term.

In recent years, we’ve supported many projects around the region with sustainability at their core. We’ve also shifted our communications to market the region in a more sustainable manner. See our Visit Responsibly page on BruceGreySimcoe.

We've achieved GreenStep's Sustainable Tourism Destination Silver Certification. We participated in a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process of their sustainability performance across four categories: environmental, socio-economic, natural and cultural, and management using GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard which includes 117 questions, created in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and has been globally recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Find out more at our Sustainable Tourism Destination Certfication page.

As we continue this journey, this landing page will be updated with resources to keep you informed of our progress and to help you incorporate sustainable practices into your business.

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