tourism sustainability

Sustainable tourism essentially involves the development of territories in such a way that the three fundamental axes that characterize them: culture, the environment and the socio-economic sphere receive a positive impact on tourism activity. For this reason, the Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat has decided to take a step forward and provide the different entities involved in tourism with the tools and guidelines to follow in order for this positive development to take place.


The Biosphere Certificate

The Biosphere Certificate is an initiative created by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR). It is a seal of international recognition that certifies the good practices of those tourism companies and services that are certified. Under the 17 goals of sustainable development of the ONU, the BIOSPHERE certificate provides those companies that adhere to the commitment, guidelines, improvement plans, workshops, training and a personalized service to carry out the actions and good practices that require commitment.

In 2017, the Diputació de Barcelona implemented the Biosphere sustainable tourism certification through 3 tourism brands: Costa de Barcelona, ​​Paisatges de Barcelona and Pirineus de Barcelona, ​​initiatives that have given way to raising awareness and vindicating sustainability as to one of the pillars within the tourist activity.

Currently in the Baix Llobregat a company has this certification, the Cripta Gaudí of the Colònia Güell.




The Biosphere Commitment

Likewise, the Diputació de Barcelona has been a pioneer in promoting, through its program "Commitment to Tourism Biosphere Sustainability" good practices in sustainable management of tourism companies and their recognition through a badge, for the development of sustainable tourism from a comprehensive perspective and collective work. This project is led by theDiputació de Barcelona and the Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona  and, in the Baix Llobregat region, is managed by the Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat.

Currently, more than 400 companies and tourist services from the counties of Barcelona participate, and more than 150 companies from the city of Barcelona.

In the Baix Llobregat region, more than 60 tourism companies are working on the implementation of the Biosphere Sustainable Tourism Commitment, among which a total of 32 are distinguished with this commitment.

> Distinguished companies

Participate in the Commitment for Sustainability Biosphere program

Companies, services and destinations in the region can participate. The interested company will work under a manual of good sectorial practices:

Accommodation (hotels, campsites, hostels, rural tourism), Catering (restaurants, bars and cafes, bars), Active tourism, Museums and interpretation centers, Tourist offices, Citizen security, Wellness, Travel agencies, Wineries, Trade, Natural spaces, Tourist guides, Beaches, Marinas, Tourist transport, MICE, Other services, Destinations (municipalities, counties ...)

Contact the Baix Llobregat Tourism Consortium:

Tel. 93 685 24 00 Ext. 551

* The deadline to join this program 2021, ends on February 26, 2021.


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