|Welcome to EOS CODE!
is a friendly and easy to use Code of Practice. It aims at contributing to the enhancement of the competitiveness of -mainly- small and micro tour operators and travel agencies who will choose to implement it voluntarily in their enterprises, and especially in the package travels they are organising or selling.
Its philosophy, for achieving this goal, is based on the introduction of sustainability elements to the participating enterprise and on the improvement of the quality of its services and products.
More and more travelers embrace sustainable tourism nowadays, many of which would select the tour operator or travel agency with which to travel or their travel itself based on the policies of the enterprise with regard to the environment, the protection of destinations etc. On the other hand, more and more travel enterprises become equally sensitive towards sustainability issues and have, to a significant degree, the power to impose their relative policies by choosing, for instance, their collaborators based on whether or not they fulfill certain criteria.
Tour operators and travel agencies implementing the EOS CODE
will be presented in this website and will have the right to use the EOS CODE
logo. This will gradually make them more recognisable as sustainable enterprises, and thus more competitive in comparison with their colleagues who don’t share their sensitivities.
Moreover, the implementation of EOS CODE
in the five countries participating in the Project (Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy and Poland), and subsequently in other European countries too, could open the way for a wider implementation of sustainability in tourism in general, since EOS CODE
will introduce its principles to tour operators and travel agencies who possibly were not familiar with them before.
Important Notice: Please be aware that, under the Directive 2005/29/EC on unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices (Annex I, Point 1), claiming to be a signatory to a code of conduct when the trader is not is a practice which is in all circumstances considered unfair and therefore is prohibited!
We wish you a successful journey with EOS CODE!