Mohonk Agreement

The Mohonk agreement was an informal consensus for the harmonization and development of a common basis for the certification of sustainable tourism and ecotourism. It was developed among the world`s leading certification programs that met on November 17 and 19, 2000 at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York. This was the first consensus agreement that clearly distinguishes sustainable tourism, the principles of which can be applied to any type of tourism of any magnitude, and ecotourism, a subset of sustainable tourism with a clear relationship between the company and its customers with nature, nature protection, local culture and interpretation. The text of the agreement can be accessed at: [1], [2], among others: the Mohonk Agreement lists the general principles and elements that should be part of a sustainable tourism certification programme or the minor niche of ecotourism. The most important aspects that should be part of each programme are: it has since served as a major reference for the development of the world`s most sustainable tourism and ecotourism certification programs, as well as as a baseline for: World Tourism Organization (WTO) indicators for certification in “A Guidebook for Indicators of Sustainable Development for Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations” , the European certification standard. , the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas` “Baseline Criteria for Sustainable Tourism Certification in the Americas.” It should be part of the basic criteria for a future accreditation programme, currently under development, which is tentatively called the Sustainable Tourism Succession Council (STSC), as well as recent developments, such as recent developments. B than those mentioned above. The Mohonk Agreement is a framework and principles for the certification of ecotourism and sustainable tourism.