Certificate Biosphere Sustainable

Biosphere is the international sustainability management, recognition and certification system of the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), based on the 17 SDGs and 169 United Nations targets. With indicators developed jointly with UN-SDSN, it is the only methodology in the world created to connect DMOs, businesses, citizens and tourists, helping the different stakeholders to define and disseminate their sustainable strategies and objectives.

This system of continuous improvement in sustainability includes all the international know-how and 100% online tools for the evaluation, recognition and communication in real time of the good practices of any entity worldwide, in a language adapted and understandable for its valorization.

Certifying Organisation Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI)
Partner Organisation/s UN-SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network, REDs), UNESCO, VISA, Zurich Foundation, SHA, WTTC, ISTO, Queer Destinations, Green & Human, NECSTOUR, GSTC, among others
License Period (years)  1 Year
Certified Tourism (nr)   more than 2.900 entities
    • Sustainability Management tool (365 days)
    • Certification in sustainability – online application
    • Continuous improvement in ESG system and know-how for support and advice
    • Networking platform – unlimited user licenses included
    • International guarantee recognition in Booking.com, Google and rest of OTAs
    • Direct traffic and booking channels without commissions
    • Special dashboard for sustainable management of corporate chains and business groups
    • WTTC Basics, SHA criteria, Travalyst and any other private standards criteria covered
    • Communication articles and contents to maximise press and social media positioning




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Organisation Responsible Tourism Institute
Postal Address Calle de la Rosa 1, 1°, 38002, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number 0034 902 929 928
Webpage http://www.biospheretourism.com - open in new window
Released 26/02/2024
Country +77, including Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, Croatia, Canada, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey, among others.
Certified categories
  • Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries
  • Transport & Mobility Services Transport & Mobility Services
  • Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
  • Camping Camping
  • Restaurants & Catering Services Restaurants & Catering Services
  • Attractions Attractions
  • Activities Activities
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Destinations Destinations
Operational level Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility On-site audit
  • Certified tourism map on Tourism 2030
  • Standard published online for free
  • More services