Swiss Travel obtained the “Elite” Level” of CST
For the second time in a row, Swiss Travel achieved the highest level of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Standard (CST, in Spanish), certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, and backed by Costa Rica’s Government.
We are proud to have accomplished this result with a staggering 98, out of 100, of compliance grade in all the parameters evaluated.
To achieve this important Certification, in Swiss Travel we have been adjusting our operations since 2006, looking for efficiency, productivity, quality, positive environmental and social impacts and customer satisfaction, evidencing our actions through audits every two years.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recognizes CST standard. Meaning that GSTC technical experts and the GSTC Assurance Panel have reviewed it and deemed equivalent to the GSTC Criteria for sustainable tourism.
The Technical Verification Commission, evaluators of the CST, highlighted Swiss Travel’s efforts:
“We are aware of the extraordinary work that the company has developed in recent years in terms of tourism sustainability, by implementing a new business structure with aspects of support and development at social and cultural levels. Moreover, with a clear commitment to strengthen the tourist destination where it is located. We know that this work has not been easy; this is why we thank the company for being a pillar of our tourist activity, as well as expressing our solidarity in these difficult times that we are experiencing and that we are sure we will get ahead.”
This certification was possible thanks to our sustainable management system and the efforts made following our Sustainability Policy, evidencing the level of compromise with a sustainable operation model adopted by the company.
We invite you to discover Costa Rica sustainably with us!