Certificate Biosphere Responsible Tourism

The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) has promoted responsible tourism internationally for more than 20 years. The implementation of the Responsible Tourism System through the BIOSPHERE© certification is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations, the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20, as well as the Paris Agreement COP21, under a system of certification of continuous improvement. 

The Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification is a It is a private, voluntary and independent certification of sustainable tourism and certifies the real level of sustainability of any company, where administrations, companies, their employees, tourists and clients, and citizens are involved. The Biosphere certification is based on a flexible, motivating and easy-to-use methodology and provides a sustainability management system that recognizes the path traveled in a public and transparent way.

  • GSTC recognised standards for accommodations, (January 2012) and destinations (February 2015)
  • GSTC accredited programme for accommodations & tour operators (September 2012)and for destinations (February 2015)
Certifying Organisation Instituto de Turismo Responsable
Partner Organisation/s

Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Reds, UNESCO, UNTWO, Advanced Leisure Services, Skal Club, TUI, ITH, FITUR, GSTC, ASOLAN, Segittur…

License Period (years)  1 Year
Certified Tourism (nr)   more than 240




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Organisation Instituto de Turismo Responsable
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 20/04/2018
Country Spain, Dominican Republic, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Luxembourg, São Tomé and Príncipe, United Kingdom and Portugal, Finlandia, Ruanda, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Croatia, Bolivia, Philippines, Egypt, El Salvador, Canada and many 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
  • Destinations Destinations
Operational level Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility 3rd party audit
  • Certified tourism map on Tourism 2030
  • Standard published online for free
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