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

Certificado Biosphere

BIOSPHERE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM©, awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute (an organization that maintains special relations with UNESCO through a Memorandum of Understanding) is the sustainable certification program designed for the tourism industry with more prestige and credibility 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

Parador Turístico Sangre de Cristo

Parador Turístico Sangre de Cristo

Located in the Sangre de Cristo town, municipality of Guanajuato Capital, this incredible space of culture and gastronomy has unique experiences for its visitors at 2,500 meters above sea level. In it you can find from traditional toys to sacred crafts, snow and typical sweets, wine, tequila and mezcal guanajuatense.

Vilafranca del Penedès

Vilafranca del Penedès

Vilafranca, the wine capital, has ably combined mediaeval nobility with the new tendencies typical of a modern commercial, cultural and services centre.

Paisatges Barcelona

Paisatges Barcelona

This was recognised in the first joint ETIS (European Tourism Indicators System) and Accessible Tourism Awards hosted by the European Commission in April 2016, in which over 100 destinations took part.

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