Objectives

The main objectives of the project are, to support tourist businesses in order to setup an environmentally-friendly company management system.
The recently-developed IT-tool named E-KUH is introduced. The software follows a process-oriented approach for recognizing and reducing the impact on the environment. Beside positive environmental and marketing effects, cost reduction and quality management improvement can be achieved. At the same time the tool supports certification according to EMAS and/or ISO 14001. 

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In the project's context, it must be proven that this tool:

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can be implemented on a continuous basis, so as to perform an integrated environmental
management.  

 
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can be adapted to other countries and tourist business styles and types.

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is a useful tool in the scope of achieving the EU-Flower (European environmental symbol) in the Tourism category. This includes, of course, a continuous improvement of the developed EDV tool.   .
 

In order to achieve this main goal, the following milestones must be achieved:

 
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Software availability in five languages (German, English, French, Italian, Greek)    
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Applicability of the IT tool for the following types of tourist businesses: hotels, restaurants, camping sites, youth hostels, guesthouses.  
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Tool demonstration and distribution by means of international workshops in Germany, England, France, Greece and Italy    
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Validation of at least five hotels according to EMAS by applying the E-KUH utility 
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Elaboration of an internet-based platform in five languages for exchanging information concerning environmental and quality management in tourist businesses.