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Cámara Argentina de Turismo (CAT)
Cámara Argentina de Turismo (CAT) represents and promotes the interests of the private tourism activity in Argentina, fostering a sustainable development of tourism, coordinating efforts with the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, the Federal Board of Tourism (CFT) and the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR). It gathers the most important chambers, federations and associations representing the private industries that form part of the tourism activity as a whole, which is an essential socioeconomic activity of argentine economy. Working jointly with the public sector to design tourism policies, the Camara Argentina de Turismo promotes the development of internal tourism and the positioning of Argentina as a main tourist destination in the world. The CAT’s performance brings to life and transforms into actions the spirit of the National Law of Tourism, which defines the Entity as a referent and reliable source in the private sector. Please visit: http://www.camaradeturismo.org.ar/
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquillity of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, divers, honeymooners and families. World-renowned for its idyllic beaches and recognised as a sophisticated, diverse and memorable tourist destination, the Cayman Islands offers spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to visitcaymanislands.com or www.divecayman.ky
Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C.
The Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C. (CIDES), is a Research Center recognized by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) with National Registry of Institutions and Scientific and Technological Enterprises (RENIECYT) No. 1701469. It is an academic institution that promotes scientific, technological and humanistic research for the generation and innovation of knowledge in sustainable development through postgraduate studies of quality and continuous education in sustainable tourism, environmental education, sustainable companies and renewable energy, with international recognition. CIDES promotes sustainable development that contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the population, making compatible with the need to conserve nature, respect for cultural identity and the strengthening of social equity, in order to generate equitable economic benefits that favor the reduction of poverty. Visit www.cides.edu.mx
City of Suwon, Republic of Korea
The City of Suwon, Republic of Korea, is the famous Hwaseong Fortress, an iconic wall that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is an important city of over 1.1 million inhabitants, 30 kilometers south of Seoul. It is also full of popular tourist attractions. Places like streets, museums, and other unique destinations are all nearby, making the city great for trips. Suwon has been making a name for itself on the global stage as the country’s most environmentally friendly city in light of escalating concerns over the world’s critical environment challenges. Please visit: suwon.ne.kr
Colombia Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
The Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism counts with the Vice Ministry of Tourism, which has a Direction for Quality and Sustainable Development of Tourism and a Direction for Sector Analysis and Promotion. The Direction for Quality and Sustainable Development of Tourism has a formal Quality System that allows tourism related services and tourism destinations to obtain the “Tourism Quality Certification”.
The “Tourism Quality Certification” can be obtained through the implementation of norms that contain requirements to develop tourism in a sustainable way. These requirements take into account the economic, environmental and sociocultural variables associated with tourism and they exist for five tourism related services: hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, touristic transport and the MICE industry; and for two types of tourism destinations: traditional tourism destinations and touristic beaches. Tourism related services and tourism destinations with the Tourism Quality Certification Brand guarantee excellent service and sustainable development of tourism. www.mincit.gov.co/
Connecting Peru is a Peruvian consultancy company specialized in customer services, sustainability and environment within the hospitality and tourism sectors. We are involved within the hospitality business and we have expanded our clientele through Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Peru in businesses related to our industry. Soon we will be in Brazil and Argentina. In addition to this and as a second front, no less important, Connecting Peru actively promotes networking, public relations as well as interpersonal business relationships. We are a communications agency, expert in the development of strategy and communication pieces for corporate events. We are active members of various national and foreign associations within the tourism and public relations sectors.
Consultores en Gestión, Política y Planificación Ambiental, S.C. (GPPA)
Consultores en Gestión, Política y Planificación Ambiental, S.C. (GPPA), is a Mexican environmental consulting firm founded in 1997. Established with the firmest commitment to provide to its clients on the private and public sector, environmental integrated solutions for the implementation of projects, plans and programs focused on development, which allow to increase the value of your investment and promoting sustainable development. The company has carried out more than 307 characterization, zoning and environmental impact assessment studies for tourism, power generation, roads and highways and fiber optic installation projects, as well as environmental audits and diagnostic studies, ecological regulation and protected natural areas studies, among other development sectors. Tourism projects with GPPA consulting services have been considered models of sustainability by the federal government and international organizations. The success of the company is to gear the design and implementation of our client’s projects and development programs towards the strict fulfillment of environmental, normative and highly pertinent socioeconomic responsibility scenarios. This strength enables GPPA to build technical management and communication bridges between the development and investment sector and the environmental authorities through its services, in order to facilitate the decision making processes and the guarantee the sustainable development of investments.
Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA)
DASTA is a public organization with roles and responsibilities in sustainable tourism operation, through coordination for integrated administration of areas with valuable tourism resources and acting as an important driving force in the administration of the country’s tourism industry both in short and long term.
EarthCheck is the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. With more than 1000 clients in over 70 countries, the environmental management program responds directly to the challenges posed by climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management. It provides a benchmarking, certification and performance improvement system that results in average savings of 30 per cent for energy and waste stream, and 20 per cent savings for water consumption.
Eco Travel Limited (Eco Travel)
Eco Travel Limited (Eco Travel), is a licensed tour operator (license no. 353452) in Hong Kong to offer high quality eco tours incorporating sustainable tourism principles and management practices. In order to provide alternative travel experience for global tourists, a variety of hiking tours, geopark tours, birding tours and heritage tours are designed to help tourists become better acquainted with Hong Kong, both biologically and historically. For more details, please visit hongkong.ecotravel.hk