A CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOUR OPERATOR

Posted on December 7, 2010
FOUR DIRECTIONS proudly announces the completion of all the procedures to become a certified Sustainable Tour Operator and that it has been achieved with the Silver Seal (over 85% of the international sustainable tourism criteria fulfilled), the highest obtained among the certified Guatemalan tour operators so far.   The Certification is given by Great Green Deal and it is supported by the worldwide recognized Rainforest Alliance.

This is certainly a reward to the efforts of our staff, and more than that, it implies the responsibility to work harder in order to keep the Certification in the years to come and to improve it to a Gold Seal.  It is a commitment towards Sustainability, which is based on 3 equally important components:  Better management, Community Involvement and Environmentally friendly operations.
Our next step is to invite all those participants in our business network to join the sustainable tourism efforts:  from clients abroad to hotels and tour services’ suppliers.   Ask us or visit the Rainforest Alliance website and find out more about how to get involved.
Join us!

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FOUR DIRECTIONS anuncia orgullosamente que ha completado todos los requisitos para certificarse como Operador de Turismo Sostenible, y que lo alcanzó con Sello de Plata (más del 85% de cumplimiento de los criterios internacionales de turismo sostenible), el más alto obtenido por los operadores de turismo de Guatemala hasta el momento.  La Certificación es otorgada por “Great Green Deal”  y cuenta con el respaldo internacionalmente reconocido de Rainforest Alliance.

Esta es sin duda una recompensa a los esfuerzos de nuestro personal y más que eso, trae consigo la responsabilidad de seguir trabajando para mantener la Certificación en los años venideros y convertirla en Sello de Oro.   Es un compromiso para con la Sostenibilidad, que se basa en 3 componentes igualmente importantes:  Mejores procedimientos gerenciales, Mayor involucramiento de las comunidades y Operaciones ambientalmente responsables.

El siguiente paso es invitar a todos los que forman parte de nuestra red de asociados comerciales a que se unan a los esfuerzos del turismo sostenible:  desde nuestros clientes en el exterior hasta los hoteles y demás proveedores de servicios turísticos.  Pregúntenos o visiten la página en la red de Rainforest Alliance para informarse sobre cómo involucrarse.

Únanse a nosotros!

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1 Response

  1. Kathleen Rollins
    10/12/2010

    Congratulations, Alfonso and all of your staff! You deserve the recognition.

    Kathy Rollins


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Certified in compliance with GREAT Green Deal requirements on sustainable tourism Silver Level

FOUR DIRECTIONS has obtained a Silver Degree Certification in Sustainable Tourism, issued by GREAT Green Deal.

FOUR DIRECTIONS is a Tour Operator and Destination Management Company -DMC- with operations in Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. This year, the company undertook the challenge to certify its sustainable tourism practices and accomplished such endeavor with the Silver degree distinction. The GREAT Green Deal certificate number is CCGGD002-101-10, expiration date Sept. 16th, 2011.