About Biosphere Responsible Tourism
What does Biosphere guarantee? Greater competitiveness through the adoption of sustainable practices: savings in water and energy costs and marketing value. Resources to improve sustainability: Access to back-office resources to support the sustainability offer and, online Sustainability Training. Access to a wide range of tools and information through the network and resources of the RTI. Communication through the Biosphere platform of the entity's sustainability and good practices. Positioning in the portfolios of tour operators and their sales channels in a prominent way. Profile in OTAs and specialized websites. Sale of experiences through the platform BIOSPHERE EXPERIENCES© A unique system in the world The objective of the RTI is twofold: Transfer Sustainable Development to the tourism world through the 17 SDGs and other guidelines and precepts on Sustainable Development promoted by the United Nations. The RTI held a series of International Conferences where the BIOSPHERE© methodology was agreed upon the sponsorship of UNESCO and UNWTO during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Conferences Sustainable Tourism for the Development of Cities in the Framework of the New Urban Agenda Sustainability and Competitiveness in Tourist Destinations Sustainability: A Key Factor of Competitiveness in the Tourism Industry Sustainable Tourism in Inland Destinations Engage all tourism stakeholders and the general public and raise awareness on the importance of improving the contribution of tourism to sustainability. The RTI developed within the BIOSPHERE© System the Biosphere Circle. This is a unique approach that integrates and unites tourism companies, destinations, tourists and tourist communication. This overall vision generates synergies and virtuous circles of sustainability, creating fully sustainable tourism experiences: Biosphere Experiences. The international instrument of sustainable tourism To fulfill its mission, the RTI recognizes, through the Biosphere brand, the contribution of the tourism sector to: The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations The World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20 (reformulation of the First Charter of Sustainable Tourism to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals) The guidelines of the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) The Biosphere standard is therefore the adaptation to tourism of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), through the analysis and indicators of the UNWTO, Global Compact, the EU indicators and the criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The work of the RTI has been awarded numerous times since its creation, such as the European Environment Awards (2000), a special mention in the Green Wood Awards for Environmental Responsibility (2005) and the International Environmental Award (2006), issued by TUI AG, among others.