Hola From Tenerife

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get an (ir)regular ray of Tenerife sunshine in your inbox. Just enter your email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner



Festivals in Tenerife and other large gatherings are still not able to be held with social distancing and other restrictions still in force. Events listed here, therefore, are subject to cancellation or change without notice. Such circumstances are beyond our control.

Please like and follow our facebook page for more updates >>

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The pandemic contributes to a trend towards authentic and sustainable holidays

Teide National Park

That ours is a society committed to the environment has been made clear. So much so that, during the months of lockdown, citizens have actively participated in caring for the planet, by incorporating new sustainable behaviours into their lives.

In fact, almost 20% of Spaniards have adopted new habits during confinement to protect the environment, such as including new waste in their habit of recycling, reusing objects rather than discarding them or avoiding the consumption of plastic bags, according to data from the recent study "Sustainability, environmental commitment and recycling after COVID-19".

There are those who are looking for conventional tourist destinations and those who are looking for alternative ones, those who want to disconnect in a spiritual way or those who want to share directly with the local culture of the place that hosts them, In short, there are many ways of doing tourism, and above all responsible tourism and the market offers a wide range of possibilities.

But to consider that a trip is responsible, we must not only think that it is reduced to an adequate environmental practice, but that it must contemplate all the good personal relationships that this implies, such as cultural and social respect for the host populations and societies. It goes beyond a mode or form of travel, it must be an attitude.

People who travel today are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, looking for places where they are safe and know that they are causing the least impact on the planet's resources.

The tourism sector in Spain has enjoyed sustained growth over the last decades, expanding the variety of its offer: coastal, mountain, rural tourism, etc. Public entities and private companies now seek to differentiate themselves and offer a unique and sustainable experience to their visitors. Smart cities are no longer limited to just large cities or pilot projects, but are expanding rapidly throughout the entire geography.

The growth potential is undeniable, a transition is currently being experienced towards a new era in which the physical world is connected to the digital world. The vision of a smart world, with connected cities, allows us to imagine a more efficient, liveable, safe and resilient world. The benefits that technology provides to cities are: it provides security, increases the efficiency of public management and promotes transparency in the face of government decisions, among other advantages.

Once we transform our tourism model of sun and beach towards other attributes such as sustainability, respect for the environment, the conservation of historical artistic heritage and the management of smart cities; We will be able to maintain or even raise the capacity to attract international tourism to other profiles of visitors with a higher purchasing power who seek to live quality experiences beyond the overcrowding.

More and more initiatives, companies and places are betting on preserving the flora and fauna of vacation spots as much as possible. Projects that are committed to intelligent and minimally invasive tourism that allows us to continue enjoying authentic natural jewels without damaging or transforming them. The fight against plastic, cleaning the oceans or the inclusion of all economic sectors are some of the keys to a trend that is here to stay.

In parallel there is human sustainability, that which struggles to maintain and conserve the morphology of towns and cities so that they continue to be unique, differentiated spaces and above all places of meeting and coexistence of cultures, so that they do not become theme parks for the mass tourism. In short, we are convinced that this model is here to stay and that it has a clear objective.

Pueblos y rincones para disfrutar de unas vacaciones, auténticas y sostenibles

No comments:

Secret Tenerife Needs Your Support: We don't get paid for our work, which takes many hours of research, translation, etc. Therefore, if you can and find this site interesting or useful, please consider making a donation.

Tenerife Topics

Adeje Almond Flower Route April in Tenerife Arafo Arico Arona Ash Wednesday Auditorio de Tenerife August in Tenerife Brexit Buenavista del Norte Burial of the Sardine Canarian Cuisine Canaries Day Candelaria Candelmas Carnaval de Día Carnaval de Verano Carnival 1987 Carnival 1988 Carnival 1989 Carnival 1990 Carnival 1991 Carnival 1992 Carnival 1993 Carnival 1994 Carnival 1995 Carnival 1996 Carnival 1997 Carnival 1998 Carnival 1999 Carnival 2000 Carnival 2001 Carnival 2002 Carnival 2003 Carnival 2004 Carnival 2005 Carnival 2006 Carnival 2007 Carnival 2008 Carnival 2009 Carnival 2010 Carnival 2011 Carnival 2012 Carnival 2013 Carnival 2014 Carnival 2015 Carnival 2016 Carnival 2017 Carnival 2018 Carnival 2019 Carnival 2020 Carnival 2021 Carnival 2022 Carnival Foods Carnival History Carnival Main Parade Carnival Queen Santa Cruz Carnival Queens 2001-2020 Carnivals of the World Children's Carnaval Parade Chinyero Christmas in Tenerife Christopher Columbus Comparsas Corazones de Tejina Corpus Christi COVID-19 Craft Fairs Daytime Carnival December in Tenerife Día de la Cruz Día de San José Easter in Tenerife El Gordo Christmas Lottery El Rosario El Sauzal El Tanque Epidemics in Tenerife Farmers Markets Fasnia February in Tenerife Fiestas de San Juan Fiestas El Palmar Flavours of Christmas Garachico Granadilla de Abona Guía de Isora Güímar History of Tenerife Icod de los Vinos Innocent Saints January in Tenerife Jardín Botánico July in Tenerife June in Tenerife Junior Carnival Queen La Gomera La Guancha La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Palma Eruption La Siervita La Victoria de Acentejo Las Burras de Güímar Las Celias de Tenerife Los Cristianos Los Cristianos Carnival Los Gigantes Los Gigantes Carnival Los Indianos Los Realejos Los Reyes Los Silos March in Tenerife Masca Mascarita Ponte Tacón May in Tenerife Monuments and Sculptures in Santa Cruz Municipal Holidays Municipalities Fiestas Nelson's Attack on Santa Cruz 25 Jul 1797 New Year in Tenerife Nochebuena November in Tenerife October in Tenerife Opening Parade Parade of Vintage Cars Public Holidays Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Rally Calendar Recipes for All Saints Day Rhythm and Harmony Comparsas Romería de San Roque Romerías San Andrés San Antonio Abad San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Juan de la Rambla San Miguel de Abona San Sebastián Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Themes Santa Úrsula Santiago del Teide Senior Carnival Queen September in Tenerife Shrove Tuesday Simón Bolívar Summer Carnival Tacoronte Tegueste Tenerife Carnival Dates Tenerife Disaster Tenerife Fire Tenerife Month by Month Tenerife Museums Tenerife Rally Tenerife Walking Festival Tenerife Weather Tenerife Wines Teno Rural Park This Is Tenerife (TIT) Town Halls in Tenerife Traditional Fiestas Tropical Storm Delta Vilaflor de Chasna