CiiRUS has recently partnered with DCST™ Dagda® Certified Sustainable Tourism™, the source for social impact and environmental sustainability certification. Our partnership efforts are to help our customers earn more bookings from sustainability-conscious guests. Dagda connects homeowners, property managers, hoteliers, and small business owners with education and resources to document and empower their commitment to Sustainable Tourism.
You may be asking, what is sustainable tourism? It’s a movement that acts on rental businesses, demonstrating a commitment to the environment, social impact, and sustainability.
Like many, new demographics and corporate travelers are now seeking options for sustainable tourism due to heightened global conscience to conserve natural resources.
What are the benefits of DCST™ Certification?
Premium Ranking Qualification: Users who advertise on Better B&B, a DCST™ partner that’s connected through CiiRUS, qualify for a premium ranking to increase bookings and gain maximum guest visibility by displaying the Dagda logo shown below.
This includes adding the logo on all listing services, as Dagda® DCST™ qualifies corporate travelers’ CSR programs and highlights each certified listing’s commitment to sustainability. Sustainability-conscious guests who see the DCST™ logo are much more likely to rent the property with confidence.
First-year Applicant Self-certification: DCST™ first-year applicants self-certify through empowering all owners at any level to participate.
Attract New Homeowners: Managers can attract new homeowners by leveraging the Dagda® Sustainable Tourism Certification (DCST™) to attract new homeowners, as a value-added to becoming your client.
Reduce Operational Costs: Sustainable practices reduce operational costs for all properties.
Educational & Marketing Support: Dagda® provides property managers with educational and marketing materials.
Ownership Validation: Homeowners can take advantage of this partnership by displaying the DCST™ logo in which Dagda® will validate proper ownership and any required registration information.
Ownership Verification: Dagda® DCST™ includes verification of ownership and any regional registrations necessary to legally rent vacation rental homes.
What are the levels of DCST™ Certification?
There are three levels of certification, which include Gold, Platinum, and GREEN, rewarding higher commitments to sustainability with lower monthly fees.