Turismo Sostenible y Comunitario de Bajo Impacto Ambiental Enfocado en la Cosmovision Maya

Ofrecemos una experiencia distinta del turismo en Guatemala, cuna de la civilización Maya. Nuestras visión del turismo se inspira en la cosmovisión maya, fomentando el respeto hacia la Madre Tierra como un Ser vivo y favoreciendo el contacto entre turistas y comunidades indígenas.

Nuestro respeto hacia la Madre Tierra se manifiesta a través de:
• La obtención en diciembre 2008 de la certificación “Green Deal” en turismo sostenible (www.greendeal.org), para concretizar los esfuerzos de sensibilización de nuestros visitantes hacia la conservación del medio ambiente y al respeto de las culturas locales.
• La implementación de un proyecto piloto de compensación de las emisiones de ...

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Turismo Sostenible y Comunitario de Bajo Impacto Ambiental Enfocado en la Cosmovision Maya

Describe Your Idea

Ofrecemos una experiencia distinta del turismo en Guatemala, cuna de la civilización Maya. Nuestras visión del turismo se inspira en la cosmovisión maya, fomentando el respeto hacia la Madre Tierra como un Ser vivo y favoreciendo el contacto entre turistas y comunidades indígenas.
Nuestro respeto hacia la Madre Tierra se manifiesta a través de:
• La obtención en diciembre 2008 de la certificación “Green Deal” en turismo sostenible (www.greendeal.org), para concretizar los esfuerzos de sensibilización de nuestros visitantes hacia la conservación del medio ambiente y al respeto de las culturas locales.
• La implementación de un proyecto piloto de compensación de las emisiones de ...

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Describe the degree of success you have had to date. How do you measure, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the impact on sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How has it transformed or contributed to the power of place or demonstrated the sustainability of tourism? How does your approach minimize negative impacts?

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274 weeks ago Jean-François Clotuche submitted this idea.