Photo: Barcelona Activa

Photo: Barcelona Activa

Last modified: 01/07/2011

Barcelona receives 'Biosphere' certification

The city received the certification against the backdrop of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Annual Meeting.

Barcelona is the first city in the world to receive the 'Biosphere World Class Destination' certification. This certification, awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute (ITR), recognises Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Tourism Consortium's environmental management and positions the city as a sustainable tourist destination. 

This recognition also represents the fulfilment of one of the targets of the City of Barcelona Strategic Tourism Plan 2010-2015 and, together with the implementation of the Responsible Tourism System, helps position Barcelona as a high-quality, innovative and responsible tourism destination.

The certification was officially presented during the GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Council Annual Meeting on 29 June. This organisation, which works to promote sustainable tourism, is affiliated with UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization (WTO). 

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