FOR THE SECOND TIME, THE OTUN QUIMBAYA FAUNA AND FLORA SANCTUARY, THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITARIAN ASSOCIATION OF YARUMO BLANCO, IS PART OF THE TOP 100 GREEN DESTINATIONS 2017. AND THE TOTA LAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS ONE OF THE TOP 100!

The Otun-Quimbaya Fauna and Flora Sanctuary in Risaralda, Colombia; was chosen for the second time as a Green Destination Top 100 around the globe; and the Tota Lake, through the support of Montecito Foundation, for the first time it’s nominated in the Top 100 Green Destinations, which is awarded during the World Tourism Day. This year, in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the award ceremony was held in Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal; where responsible and sustainable tourism experts met, once again, to promote and strengthen good practices and cases of sustainable tourism worldwide.

Green Destinations is a non-profit organization that supports destinations for sustainability enhancement. The standards that they promote provide several measures and indicators that allow to monitor and follow up the criteria and its implementation. These criteria are recognized by the GSTC – Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and they include: Destination Management; animals, nature and landscape; environment and climate; culture and tradition; social welfare; business and hospitality.

Applicants must complete a form that covers different aspects related to sustainability. This year, once again, thanks to COMUNITUR support, the Otun-Quimbaya can have this distinction.

More information: Top 100 Green Destinations