Inkaterra pioneered ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru since its establishment in 1975, within the country’s first land concession for research and ecotourism purposes. Through NGO Inkaterra Association, the brand works under a holistic approach. The organization produces scientific research as a basis for profitable conservation, education and the wellbeing of local communities in the Amazon rainforest of Madre de Dios; the Machu Picchu cloud forest; the Sacred Valley of the Incas; the city of Cusco; and the Cabo Blanco Tropical Ocean, desert and dry forest.
Role in programme(s):
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Inkaterra commits to:
- Eliminating from their food and drink services 100% of plastic packaging, items and single-portion or single-serving packaging by 2020
- Eliminating from their service areas 100% of plastic packaging, items and single-portion or single-serving packaging by 2020
- Eliminating from their rooms 100% of plastic packaging, items and single-portion or single-serving packaging by 2020
- Eliminating from their food and beverage services 100% of cling films by 2025
- Eliminating from their cleaning services 100% of containers for cleaning products by 2025
- Introducing reusable solutions in their bathrooms to replace plastic items and cling films by 2020
- Introducing reusable solutions in their logistics to replace single-portion or single-serving packaging and cling films by 2020
- Introducing reusable solutions in their cleaning services to replace plastic packaging, plastic items and containers for cleaning products by 2025
Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism
Ecotourism pioneer Inkaterra is committed to carbon-free travel, as stated by its initiative to make Machu Picchu the first carbon- neutral Wonder of the World. Through a strategic alliance that brings together several key players to ensure a carbon-free future for Machu Picchu, Inkaterra joins efforts with the Municipality of Machu Picchu, AJE Group, and the National Service of Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP). Machu Picchu has become the first destination in Latin America to achieve a circular economy through the nurturing of one million trees across the Machu Picchu national reserve, and an innovative waste management strategy to advance a circular economy in Peru’s iconic destination.