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


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The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an international organization that has promoted, for more than 20 years, responsible tourism at an international level. For this, the RTI has a memorandum of understanding with UNESCO, it is a member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and promotes sustainable tourism on all fronts through Biosphere

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Benefits of BIOSPHERE


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


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


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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Penedès Ecotours

Penedès Ecotours

Specialist of wine tourism, Penedès Ecotours is an eco-agency offering bike/electric bike rental and guided tours in the Penedès region. We want to promote a healthy and responsible tourism to blend wine tourism, culture and ecology. Our guides offer daily departures from Barcelona and Vilafranca del Penedès.

Rioja Alavesa

Rioja Alavesa

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