This platform aims to to document and showcase sustainable and social tourism best practices, understanding best practices as those actions that go beyond legal compliance and that are implemented by tourism companies or organizations that manage in a sustainable way their economic, environmental and socio-cultural impact.

The idea of the platform is first, to recognize all the important efforts in sustainable and social tourism in the region, and to inspire companies and organizations to work towards a sustainable and resilient region through tourism.

These practices have been compiled within the framework of the project "Integrated Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (MAR2R)" financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), executed by the Central American Commission of Environment and Development (CCAD) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as the implementing agency, and with the support of the Secretariat of Central American Tourism Integration (SITCA).


Documentation of best practices of sustainable and social tourism “ridge to reef”.

Important dates:

Call launch: August 23, 2021.

Deadline for sending an expression of interest: September 17, 2021

Deadline for integrating the information via web (only for those companies and organizations selected): October 15, 2021

Official launch of the Best Practices Platform: November 5, 2021


Legally constituted companies or organizations, with a tourist focus and with operation in one or more countries of the Mesoamerican Reef: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico (specifically Quintana Roo) with operations of at least 3 years.

Best practices:

Activities and actions that reduce the negative impacts of business development and operation, and maximize the positive impacts of tourism activity; categories:




Cultural and social



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