Photo: Barcelona City Council

Photo: Barcelona City Council

Last modified: 26/11/2014

City commits to local and sustainable tourism

Barcelona has renewed its Biosphere World Class Destination certification, certifying its sustainability policies.

Barcelona will retain its sustainable tourism destination status over the next three years. This is thanks to its ‘Biosphere World Class Destination' certification awarded exclusively by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to tourist destinations that have adopted sustainable tourism policies. 

The award was announced by Mayor Xavier Trias at the opening of GSTC Destinations Community held in Barcelona, an international gathering of cities that implement these measures. 

The Catalan capital signed the Charter of Responsible Tourism in 2010. A year later it became the first city in the world to achieve ‘Biosphere' certification. This award was a boost for tourism in Barcelona and for responsible tourism management

Support for local tourism 

The ninth ‘Tapas in Barcelona' is taking place until November 30 to promote local tourism. The event is designed to help locals get to know new restaurants in town. 

108 eateries across the city will take part in the 10-day event with a small beer and a 'tapa' costing a fixed price of 2.5 Euros. 

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