The Dalmatia Green programme
To all renters, the ‘Sunce’ (‘Sunshine’) Association is offering valuable help:
During the period of social isolation, the ‘Sunce’ Association for Nature, the Environment and Sustainable Development, is offering certification of your tourist premises free of charge, within the Dalmatian Green Programme.
The Dalmatia Green certificate for private renters of tourist accommodation is for those who have chosen to make their operation ‘green’, and offer their guests a special holiday in harmony with the natural environment and the local community. The aim is to distinguish environmentally oriented accommodation from other rentals, by providing them with a recognisable credential. The Dalmatia Green Certificate is included in the Split-Dalmatian County’s measures for raising the quality of the tourist programme on offer, by virtue of a contract with the ‘Sunce’ Association agreed at the beginning of 2019.
The Ministry of Tourism for Croatia and the Split-Dalmatia County has recognized that respect for the natural environment has opened up a new vision of ‘green’ tourism in Dalmatia.
Normally, enrolling in the Dalmatia Green programme and obtaining the certificate costs 500 HRK plus PDV (plus travel expenses), but because of the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus, the ‘Sunce’ Association has decided to certify private renters who fulfil the required conditions (numbers of points) free of charge. The travel expenses are the only cost to cover.
Before the site visit to determine the rating of your rental premises, you can become holder of the on-line Green Dalmatia Certificate, which gives you the following benefits:
•• Free membership of the Dalmatia Green Programme for one year.
•• Discount opportunities on products from our business partners.
•• Advertisement on our website as an active member (http://dalmatia-green.com/ ).
•• Savings of at least 50-70% on water and electrical energy.
•• Entry into a growing community of tourism operators who consider preserving the natural environment essential for creating long-term sustainability in tourism, and who have decided to take the steps needed to make that happen.
Once the site visit has been completed with a positive evaluation of your property, you become a fully-fledged holder of the Dalmatian Green Certificate, which gives you added benefits, besides those listed above:
•• 6 months free membership and a discount on the premium membership for the EcoBNB platform DG365.
•• The right to apply for the support measures aimed at raising the quality of tourist facilities in the Split-Dalmatian County.
•• Free educational programmes.
•• Networking with like-minded people.
•• The possibility of promoting your premises as environmentally responsible, and so gaining greater interest among discerning tourists.
We invite you to visit our webpage http://dalmatia-green.com/, where you can find lists of all our members and partner firms, as well as the announcements and opinions of our renters about the current coronavirus situation: http://dalmatia-green.hr/vijesti/turizam-u-doba-corone/
To become a Dalmatia Green member, fill in the on-line form: we recommend that you use the form for Google members. If you do not have a Google account, you can use our alternative form, in which case you need to send pictures of the material needed for certification via email.
We are aware of the depth of this crisis and its consequences, especially those linked to tourism. Still, we hope that this crisis will open up some new opportunities, and stimulate us to longer term and more sustainable thinking. The Dalmatia Green Programme is one of the tools to help you create a source of income which is more stable and viable, with no adverse effects on the natural environment, and fully in keeping with the principles of a circular economy.
You can find all the details you need via this link: http://dalmatia-green.hr/postani-clan/, or you are welcome to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to your entry into the Dalmatia Green Programme!