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The Basque Country earns the "Biosphere" sustainable destination certificate

  • The Basque Country earns the "Biosphere" sustainable destination certificate
    The Basque Country earns the "Biosphere" sustainable destination certificate
20/12/2016
The Basque Country earns the "Biosphere" sustainable destination certificate
This recognition is the most prestigious sustainable certification scheme in the tourist industry.

The Basque Country has earned this certificate after passing an audit by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an independent body under the auspices of UNESCO. The certification process began in March 2015 when the Basque Government made a public commitment to orient the tourist model in the Basque Country towards sustainable development. This led to the signing of a letter of commitment to roll out the "Biosphere Responsible Tourism Destination" model in the Basque Country An action plan for responsible, sustainable tourism in the Basque Country has been drawn up, laying out 81 steps to take in the short, medium and long term up to 2020. As part of this process, Vitoria-Gasteiz and the Rioja Alavesa Wine Trail have also gained the same certification.

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