Sustainable Travel International’s Sustainable Tourism Education Program™ (STEP) consists of a Global Sustainable Tourism Council-Recognized standard and an online Sustainability Management System (SMS) that helps businesses to adopt good practices by assessing, monitoring, reporting, and verifying key performance indicators. The STEP Eco-Certification Standard is designed for Hotels, Lodges, Resorts, B&Bs, Luxury Accommodations, Tour Operators, Shore Excursions, Dive Centers, Attractions, Concessions, Transportation Providers, and Destination Managers.
The cloud-based management system is designed for implementation at an enterprise or destination level. At a tourism destination level, STEP assists local trade associations and tourism organization to more easily enrol a critical mass of businesses in a single program. This turn-key solution helps destinations to track individual and collective progress of businesses and also to effectively communicate impacts of their good practice program. STEP even facilitates the establishment of benchmarks for a wide variety of sustainability indicators.
The STEP SMS is available for licensing and applicable to multi-brand corporations, multi-property enterprises, and destination management organizations.