A total of 106 companies in the sector, recognized as Biosphere entities.
A total of 56 tourist companies in the city have obtained the Biosphere distinction this week. This seal recognizes “those tour operators who are committed to responsible and respectful management of the environment, culture, working conditions, gender equality and social and economic return”, according to Turisme de Barcelona. There are already 106 companies in the tourism sector in Barcelona recognized as Biosphere entities and 80 more have started the process to join in the coming months.
Some of these are: Hotel Barcelona 1898, Hotel Soho Barcelona, Hotels & Human Group, Jam Hostel Barcelona, Kiribatis, Midtown Apartments, Merca Stay, Moka Restaurant, Oceanogami, Open Print, Park Güell, Restaurant La Font de Prades, Inclusive Rental Services , etc.
The Councilor for Tourism and Creative Industries, Xavier Marcé, highlighted the commitment of these companies at a time “that requires tourism management to be involved at the highest level” and thanked the involvement of the participating entities when “of to further value the specific weight that sustainability should have in tourism activity “.
On the other hand, the president of Turisme de Barcelona, Eduard Torres, thinks that: “with this crisis, we have the opportunity to win the story of tourism and come out stronger if we are going to look for responsible, value-added tourism.”
The companies that form or want to be part of this initiative must annually fulfill a series of phases and actions that lead them to overcome the sustainability requirements, included in the Good Practice Manuals.