London ,

Lanzarote Tourist Board awarded prestigious Green Award by Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

Lanzarote has been recognised for its efforts in promoting sustainable travel by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO).


The popular Canary Island picked up the AITO Green Award at a prestigious award ceremony on Thursday, attended by the crème de la crème of the UK travel industry and travel media. 

Tourism Minister Ms Carmen Steinert said that recognition of their efforts underlined Lanzarote’s commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism; "This award reinforces Lanzarote´s strategy to obtain an international certification in sustainability and strengthens the positioning of the island in the British market."

The jury recognised Lanzarote’s long standing commitment to environmental and sustainable practices and the careful and tightly controlled design and architecture on the island to blend with the landscape and cultural identity.

Today, Lanzarote has become a benchmark destination in sustainable tourism. Lanzarote was chosen by AENA (Spanish Airport Authority) to set its Green Airport project, becoming the first Green Airport in Spain. There is a Biosphere hotels programme in place to promote responsible tourism operations and local businesses help educate visitors on issues such as water consumption and energy conservation.


For more information on Lanzarote, please visit

For more information on AITO, please visit

Share this release
Latest news
Comments (0)
Thank you for your message. It will be posted after approval.
photo:Kate McWilliams
Add me on LinkedIn
Kate McWilliams
Associate Director
020 79537470
m. 07917190705
photo:Press Office  London
Press Office London
Spanish Tourist Office Press Office