Nine destinations in Peru are recognized among the most sustainable in the world

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Nine destinations in Peru are recognized among the most sustainable in the world
Source: MINCETUR
Wed October 06, 2021

This distinction was announced in a ceremony broadcast from Amsterdam, by the Green Destinations organization


Nine tourist destinations in our country have been considered in the important "Top 100 Sustainable Destinations List", a global recognition that rewards the most respectful tourist places with the ecosystem and minimal impact on the environment and local culture.
 
This distinction was announced in a ceremony broadcast from Amsterdam, by the Green Destinations organization.
 
The recognized Peruvian destinations are: Tambopata National Reserve (Madre de Dios); Alto Mayo - Tarapoto (San Martín); Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Loreto); Gocta - Kuélap (Amazonas); Pomac Forest Historic Sanctuary (Lambayeque); Tingo María National Park (Huánuco); Titicaca, Sacred Lake of the Incas (Puno); Sandia, the Coffee Route and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park (Puno - Madre de Dios); and the Colca Canyon (Arequipa).
 
Thanks to this recognition, Peru joins an international group of destinations committed to sustainability, in the case of Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Japan, among others, which will have important promotional opportunities regarding the use of the Top 100 logo in their social networks and on their web pages, and be included in the world renowned travel website Good Travel Guide. Likewise, they will be able to participate with their stories of good practices at ITB Berlin 2022, among other benefits.  
 
From Peru, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, explained that being part of this list is a boost to the work that has been carried out by the Government in an articulated way with regional and local actors from the public and private sector, to position to our country as a place of unique experiences, due to its natural and cultural wealth.
 
In addition, it is in line with the actions framed in the National Strategy for the Reactivation of the Tourism Sector, adding to the recognition of the international Safe Travels seal, to have safe tourist destinations that are more sustainable and better for local communities and national visitors and international 
 
It should be noted that tourism is a conservation strategy in protected natural areas that creates jobs, does not generate social conflicts and does not pollute. Its benefits derived from the establishment, protection and management are part of the present and sustainable future to which we aspire. Their income directly reaches hundreds of thousands of Peruvians who live from the tourism industry, which generate intelligent investment alternatives, inclusion and commitment to maintain 96.03% of its good state of conservation in a Peru of nature and culture. 
 
Recognition delivery
Minister Roberto Sanchez received the Green Destinations seal and the diplomas of the Peruvian destinations from Paola Cairampoma, representative of the GGDD in Peru. This was carried out in a ceremony where Pedro Gamboa, head of the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp), among other authorities, was also present.

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