ETIS – European Tourism Indicators System for sustainable destination management

Award for sustainable development

At the awards ceremony for sustainable and accessible tourism management, including achievement in terms of environmental protection, which took place in Brussels on 22nd April 2016, Mali Lošinj received the ETIS award (European Tourism Indicators System) for the breadth and depth of insights gathered on sustainable tourism practices on the island, thanks to a set of 130 indicators.

The European Commission developed the process of European Tourism Indicators System for sustainable destinations that are managed on local level, and its aim is to monitor, manage, and improve the sustainability of a destination. A set of 27 main and 40 optional indicators is a useful tool for monitoring the results, making better managerial decisions, and influencing the appropriate policies of the destination.

Mali Lošinj is one of the first destinations in Croatia to have participated in the pilot-project of European Tourism Indicators System

“ETIS is about creating clear standards that help us define what sustainable tourism actually means in a measurable way. These winning destinations have made tourism work for local communities and visitors alike, delivering financial and cultural benefits while minimising negative social and environmental impacts.”