Biosphere Certification

Biosphere: the option for sustainable tourism

What is the Biosphere Certification?

Developed in a rational way, tourism can contribute to the promotion of new models non aggressive with the environment from the perspective of social and cultural enrichment, taking into account the need to move towards these new models through a certification. The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) shares the view expressed by the UNWTO that sustainable tourism certification systems applicable to tourism play an increasingly important role in the regulation of tourism services, offering significant benefits for the environment and society in general in those places where they thrive.

 

The Biosphere certification is build on standards based on the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda, following the guidelines and recommendations of the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20 proclaimed in World Summit on Sustainable Tourism sponsored by COP21, UNESCO, UNWTO and UNEP.

sustainable tourism certification

One of the most important challenges of today, and a responsibility of all stakeholders in tourism, is designing sustainable tourism patterns that allow you to develop "products" and "sustainable destinations".

In connection with this vision, the RTI has created the Responsible Tourism System (STR). This system develops a series of certifications to ensure compliance with certain requirements concerning the principles of sustainability and the continuous improvement in line with these principles.

The Responsible Tourism System is developed through a system of rules as a private system of voluntary and independent Sustainable Tourism Certification.

 

BIOSPHERE Certification Pricing

Prices meet the specifications of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (include travel expenses) . Prices are approximate, and will vary depending on the Human Development Index of each country.

Discounts for groups and associations. Free counseling services to countries in need are offered.

Biosphere Standards

FAQ Biosphere Certification

The certification process

Data introduction

Enter the entity's details and yours in order to enjoy being Biosphere certified upon payment of the appropriate fee.

Types of Certificates

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destinations

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  • Destination
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"Accommodations"

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  • Apartments,  Hotel and Apartotel,  House,  Camping
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Personalized

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  • Events,  ,  Golf,  Park/Attractions,  Mobility,  Shopping,  Restaurant,  Tour Operators,  Experience,  Routes,  Discover
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  • Hotel Companies
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