Become A Certified Sustainable Tour Operator

Join the only third-party ecotourism certification in Hawaiʻi.

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Certification Program Objectives

Certification offers a comprehensive assessment program that:
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EDUCATION

Educate commercial tour operators and community stakeholders on certification and best management practices for the responsible use of natural and cultural resources.

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CREDIBILITY

Ensure credibility using third party assessment for tour providers whose operations positively affect the natural and cultural resources, contribute to conservation, and help sustain local communities.

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AWARENESS & GROWTH

Increase visibility of sustainable tourism operators and raise awareness amongst visitors.