of the ecoexcellence award include…
- Creates economic benefits to communities through potentially increasing tourism, increasing local employment, increasing profit margins for tax revenues and increasing local purchasing.
- Protects market niches as ecotourism or sustainable tourism destinations, especially when the credibility of the destination is threatened by greenwashing or neglect.
- Raises standards in health & safety, and environmental & social stability.
- Can lower the regulatory costs of environmental protection.