We help destinations and tourism businesses become sustainable.

"The BIOSPHERE Certification distinguishes us as a leader in sustainable tourism"

Bom Bom Island Resort, Sao Tome e Principe, BH 010/2013

"BIOSPHERE provides an assurance of sustainability to our customers"

Hotel Jardim Atlantico, Madeira, BH 005/2008

 

YOUR WORLD. YOUR BUSINESS.

The sustainable tourism certification with the widest international recognition

In Biosphere we are pioneers in sustainable tourism. Our certification was born with the support of United Nations through the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism. Since then, we have had the support of UNESCO, UNWTO, UNEP and, recently, the Paris Climate Change Conference

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Benefits of BIOSPHERE

Savings

More than 20 years of experience helping the tourism industry and destinations to be more efficient

Markets

More than 30 million tourists per year visit hotels and destinations distinguished with the Biosphere certification

Global reach

With a wide presence and support of international organizations, Biosphere is the guarantee of authenticity most recognized worldwide

THE BIOSPHERE CERTIFICATION

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BIOSPHERE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM is the sustainable certification program designed for the tourism industry with more credibility and confidence of the international market. More than 30 million tourists per year visit destinations and hotels whose guarantee of authenticity is backed by Biosphere.

Our certification was created and developed by the Responsible Tourism Institute at the request of the 1995 World Conference on Sustainable Tourism, a milestone promoted by the United Nations through UNESCO and under the auspices of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the leading associated international organisations and related programmes, such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the MAB Programme (Man and the Biosphere), the World Heritage Centre, the European Commission and the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development.

The Biosphere certification was the first to be approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) worldwide, and is the only one to incorporate the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the main guidelines of the Paris Climate Summit.

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BIOSPHERE COMMUNITY

Sitges

Sitges

Sitges, with its year-round mild climate and coastal location, offers a wide range of sports and water-sport activities. Numerous sports events are held throughout the year such as the Mitja Sitges (Half Marathon), the annual Triathlon, Beach Rugby 7, sailing regattas, 3x3 basketball and football tournaments.

Catalunya

Catalunya

Catalonia holds the first Biosphere Destination certification as an integral tourist destination, awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute, an organization supported by UNESCO, member of the UNWTO and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The certificate recognizes the quality, environmental sustainability and social responsibility of tourism destinations.

Gran Meliá de Mar

Gran Meliá de Mar

The 5 star Meliá de Mar hotel is located in the residential area of Illetas, with a privileged position facing the sea. The hotel is surrounded by 14.000 m2 of Mediterranean gardens including a small beach at the bottom of the hotel grounds. Meliá de Mar is located close to the sandy beaches of Illetas and Palma Nova,10 minutes from Palma's city centre and the famous Cathedral.

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