Tag Archive | "Sustainable Tourism"


December 7, 2010 1 comment

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 […]

VERIFIED Tour Operator

September 22, 2010 3 comments

Four Directions proudly announces the fulfillment of all the requirements to become a VERIFIED Tour Operator, according to the standards of Rainforest Alliance.

Sustainable Tourism in The Maya World

August 25, 2010 1 comment

FOUR DIRECTIONS commitment and support with Sustainable Tourism in The Maya World. Read more visiting:  The FrogBlog UK

Company Policies | Politicas de la Empresa

June 2, 2010 No comments yet

Texto en español abajo.  FOUR DIRECTIONS has developed its POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HANDBOOK as part of the procedure to become certified in Best Sustainable Tourism Practices.  FOUR DIRECTIONS is seeking to share this knowledge and experience with its clients, providers and staff.

Takalik Abaj – the next UNESCO World Heritage Site in Guatemala

May 30, 2010 No comments yet

Para español ver más abajo. Four Directions is supporting the nomination of Takalik Abaj Archaeological Site as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Other Maya Archaeological Sites that have been awarded with such declaration are:  Tikal, Quirigua, Copan, Joyas de Ceren, Calakmul, Palenque, Uxmal and Chichen Itza.  Takalik Abaj will be the first Pre-Classic Maya Site […]

Course Available Through The Travel Institute

April 15, 2010 No comments yet

Taken from an article published in the April COMITURS Newsletter: Wellesley, MA / Boulder, CO – The Travel Institute announced the release of a new Lifestyle Specialist course for travel agents that’s focused on sustainable travel and tourism. This course joins eight other Lifestyle Specialist courses offered by The Travel Institute each one allowing travel […]

Now we are members of COMITURS

April 10, 2010 No comments yet

Since August 2009, Four Directions became a member of the Sustainable Tourism Commission (COMITURS)of the Guatemala Exporters Association, becoming part of the tourism business family that search to operate responsible with environment and culture with the highest managerial efficiency.

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.