TESSVM is the first Swiss destination to strive for sustainability certification

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The Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair holiday region is the first destination in Switzerland to strive for certification as a sustainable destination by "TourCert". The social, ecological and economic dimensions are taken into account within the destination. As a regional tourism organisation, we are thus actively assuming responsibility.

Why certification

As a tourism organisation, we have decided to follow the path of a recognised certification in order to lend more weight and credibility to the already ongoing and multi-layered efforts in our region. TourCert is an internationally recognised advisory and certification system that deals with the entire tourism value chain. More information about TourCert

Our vision

We live, strengthen and develop the destination Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair together with our local partners.

We offer our partners and guests unique added value with our services.

We focus on sustainable tourism in all three dimensions for the successful future of our region. In this way, we contribute to the positive economic development of our destination, to an attractive living and holiday environment in terms of social aspects (culture, society, quality of life) and to the preservation of the natural habitats for humans and animals with a high landscape quality.

We take our responsibility as a leader seriously and, together with our partners, we constantly maintain and develop our positioning as a sustainable holiday destination. In a Switzerland-wide comparison, we are recognised as a pioneer in the field of sustainable tourism.

Das Unterengadin im Winter

Partner companies

As an active TourCert partner, you put your business on a more sustainable footing. Take advantage of the free partner programme and...

  • identify potential savings in resource consumption
  • optimise your quality
  • generate more attention and credibility for your product
  • inspire your guests in the long term with credible measures and improvements
  • Benefit from the exchange of knowledge and higher-level projects in a network with other businesses.

If you do not currently have a sustainability label, the TourCert Qualified Programme is just right for you.

The detailed process from registration to certification can be found at here (It is available in German)

Schlitteln in Samnaun – Andrea Badrutt

News from the project

In addition to the acquisition of various partner companies, the following sub-steps are currently being implemented in the project:

  • In October, a first workshop was held with the members of the Sustainability Council. Various strategic analyses were carried out, such as a strength/weakness analysis of the destination and three customer journeys for the three sub-regions.
  • The first meeting of the Sustainability Council took place on 15 November 2021.
  • Currently, various surveys are being prepared and carried out with the employees of the TESSVM, various tour guides and suppliers. 
  • Various indicators such as electricity, paper and water consumption of TESSVM as a company are being examined. 
  • TourCert was presented to the different service partners during the various summer kickoffs. You can find the presentation here. (It is available in German)
Teamwork-Nachhaltigkeit @Andrea Badrutt


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