ISTO and EARTH, new alliance for responsible and social tourism!
On the 25th of March in Paris, the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO) and the European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH) have joined their strengths and have become officially partners.
To present briefly both organizations, EARTH is a European network composed of private organizations represented in 7 European countries, supporting responsible and sustainable tourism in Europe and ISTO is an international network promoting social tourism in the world to bring a better access to travel, leisure and holidays for all. Their new collaboration is based on the common values such as their involvement into the social sector based on the central role of the human activity in tourism, as a professional and / or as a tourist; on the respect of the environment and the welcoming territory and community. Finally, the value of solidarity represents a strong part of their identity and constitutes one of the common strongest values.
However, social tourism would like to integrate more the aspects linked with the sustainability and responsibility while responsible tourism needs to learn from the great experience of social tourism. Both sectors have the will to share their mutual knowledge, expertise and experience of the good practices in tourism.
EARTH and ISTO will act as collaborating partners in a number of areas related to tourism, accessible services and standards and the implementation of responsible and sustainable tourism, given that they have complementary aims, interests and, together, both European and global networks of members and contacts.
This new alliance opens new paths and will bring innovation, exchange and more solidarity for responsible and social tourism.
Downloard here the agreement of partnership.
Presentation of ISTO in ENGLISH in FRENCH
Contact details of ISTO
Rue Haute, 26-28
Tél : +32 2 549 56 89/90
Fax : +32 2 514 16 91
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://www.oits-isto.org
Jean-Marc Mignon, President : email@example.com