Sustainable Tourism: Green Key for México Verde

Sustainable Tourism: Green Key for México Verde

Undoubtedly, the most relevant topic at international level is linked to the actions that humanity must take in order to mitigate its impact on the planet.

For many years, human beings lived without limits, resulting in an irrational consumption of natural resources and with a low awareness of this excessive consumption. However, today our planet shows great signs of deterioration, and continuing with the same patterns as now will only accelerate our extinction.

Given the shortages that the world is facing, it is important that we are more conscious in our lifestyle, which is why many private and public organizations have joined environmental awareness campaigns, in order to reduce our impact on the environment.

Turismo Sustentable Green Key Mexico Verde

The tourism sector has not been the exception. Currently tourism policies are oriented towards strengthening a more sustainable tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has defined sustainable tourism as “Tourism that takes full account of current and future economic, social and environmental impacts to meet the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”.

Sustainable development is the responsibility of everyone involved in the service chain, including tourists.

In order to guide the processes of the tourism industry towards more responsible tourism, certifications have emerged that promote environmentally responsible actions in tourism’s service procedures.

Green Key is a certification endorsed by the World Tourism Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It promotes the practice of sustainable activities in the operations of the tourism industry.

Through its guidelines we invite collaborators, tourists and communities in general to participate in favor of a more resource-conscious tourism.

Last month, the representative of Green Key Mexico visited México Verde Expeditions, for the second consecutive year, verified the practices that the camp promotes in order to contribute to the reduction of our environmental impact.

By obtaining this award, México Verde is positioned as the first camp endorsed by Green Key in Veracruz, and in this way, we invite all those involved in the sector to promote a more responsible tourism.

http://www.greenkeymexico.org

http://www.unep.org/spanish/

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