Antonia del Toro, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Grupo Piñero in Spain, about implementing and monitoring sustainability initiatives for Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.
Coro Ruiz Santamaria, in charge of sustainability at ILUNION Hotels, talks about her experience in implementing sustainability for the Spanish hotel group.
Fran Hughes, Director of the International Tourism Partnership, shares her insights on the challenges and changes taking place in the tourism industry.
An oasis of tranquility founded by five friends 30 years ago, Lurdeia Casa Rural is a pioneer in ecotourism and organic farming in the Basque Country. This rural home is a great example of how a local business can balance nature and economic development, combining the benefits of sustainable development, eco-certification and environmental education. Josu tells us how it all began.
Las Casas de EA Astei is a rural home in the Basque Country that is taking energy efficiency to the next level. This is the success story of both Mertxe Begiristain, who manages the tourism business, and her son, whose architecture, design and engineering skills have led to the creation of the first home in Spain to produce more energy than it consumes. Built primarily out of biodegradable, renewable and ecological materials, this rural home seeks maximum integration with its surrounding environment.