The second day of the 2024 International Tourism Fair held in Madrid witnessed a promising event for the future of sustainable tourism, as the Biosphere Destination Community (BDC) convened once again.
The BDC stands as the largest international community of destinations committed to sustainability, actively working to align their actions with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda through the Biosphere methodology. With over 40 destinations worldwide, including Barcelona, Tenerife, Greater Victoria, and Historic Villages of Portugal, the Biosphere Destination Community continues to grow, championing the implementation of more sustainable tourism models.
During the meeting, various institutional, political, and technical representatives gathered to review last year's milestones and project new goals, addressing challenges slated for resolution in 2024. These projects aim to strengthen best practices in destinations already part of the community while expanding the network and inviting more regions to join this global commitment.
The event also provided an ideal space for different community members to share valuable experiences and successful strategies for advancing the integration of sustainable practices at both local and international levels—initiatives serving as inspiration for other regions seeking to strengthen their commitment to sustainability.
The Biosphere Destination Community thus reaffirms its position as a key player in promoting and adopting sustainable practices worldwide. Active collaboration and knowledge-sharing among members are crucial for achieving a positive and lasting impact.
With this gathering, the BDC demonstrates its ongoing commitment to driving more sustainable tourism, emphasizing the essential role of international cooperation in shaping a more responsible future for tourism.