The City of Lappeenranta’s sustainable tourism strategy involves, on the one hand, reducing the tourists’ carbon footprint and, on the other, enhancing the regeneration of the ecosystem. Regional collaboration is the key to success in sustainable tourism development.
The Lappeenranta region Roadmap to sustainable tourism is developed in cooperation with a regional tourism marketing and development company goSaimaa’s Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) regional pathway and integrated as part of the Glasgow Declaration Climate Action Plan in Tourism. The target of halving tourism’s carbon footprint by 2030 is implemented through a climate program and the NetZero Cities action plan.
The biggest step for the whole region is the development of local transport. Lappeenranta’s implementation of joint public transport between the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra, one ticket product, will contribute significantly to the development of sustainable mobility.