The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce is awarding 180,000 euros to five sustainable adventure tourism companies, including Biosphere community members Bikemotions and Pedratour.
The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce has awarded 180,000 euros to five sustainable tourism projects in the regions of Berguedà, Alt Penedès (Barcelona), Baix Ebre (Tarragona) and Alt Empordà (Girona).
Yesterday, Monday 21 March, the institution issued a press release to explain that the selection of initiatives was made through the competition organised by the European project Medusa, which promotes the development and promotion of sustainable adventure tourism in the Mediterranean.
Among the companies benefiting from this financial aid are the sustainable projects of two entities that form part of the Biosphere programme of adherence to Barcelona's sustainable commitment; specificaly the companies Bikemotions and Pedratour. Thanks to this funding from the destination, the award-winning companies will be able to create new jobs and provide stable employment for up to 15 people.
In 2017, Diputación de Barcelona obtained the Biosphere Destination certification for the territorial tourism brands "“Costa Barcelona”, “Paisajes Barcelona” and “Pirineos de Barcelona” and, together with the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, developed a methodology to guarantee the quality and sustainability of tourism services through the Biosphere Commitment to Sustainable Tourism programme.
With this initiative, also called "Compromís per a la Sostenibilitat Turística", the destination has been a pioneer in promoting, together with the Institute for Responsible Tourism and Biosphere, good practices in sustainable management of tourism companies and their recognition through a label for the development of sustainable tourism, from an integral perspective and collective work.
Currently, more than 1,000 tourism companies and services have joined and benefited from this programme since it was launched in 2017 to involve the business fabric in more sustainable management and tourism models, which from 2019 will allow companies from both the city and the counties of Barcelona to join.
Do you also have a company in this destination and want to benefit from this programme of commitment to sustainable tourism? Find out all the registration details here.