TOPS Nicaragua – Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability, is gathering 6 Nicaraguan tour operators: Solentiname Tours, Oro Travel, Detour, Careli Tours, Gray Line Nicaragua, Vapues Tours. They are leading since 2011 the introduction of sustainability within the Nicaraguan tourism. They also support other smaller Nicaraguan TO in increasing their knowledge and proactivity in tourism sustainability.
They develop good practices and carry out permanent training of all professionals involved in the tour operation: guides, transport contractors, local community leaders and providers of food, handicraft, guiding, other tourism services, lodging and suppliers within the tourism value chain. TOPS Nicaragua cooperates actively with local communities all over Nicaragua in promoting local heritage, the consumption of local food and other goods like handicrafts, hiring local people as guides and assistants. They are also leaders in ecotourism, nature tourism, community based tourism, volcanoes tourism, colonial culture tourism, living cultures, adventure and active tourism in general.
Since 2012 TOPS has presented in the main international trade fairs in Europe the offer of Nicaragua in sustainable tourism, its rich biodiversity confirming the growing commitment of the Nicaraguan sustainable tourism. The green activities, the CSR actions both on environment and social aspects, have been successful: the number of sustainable travellers increased substantially in the last years.