The Tigaiga has just achieved a prestigious Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations Gold Certification 2016 -2018. Travelife – the international sustainability certification scheme – assesses a property’s performance in managing their social, environmental and economic impacts. The labelling scheme helps hotels cut costs and increase sales, by improved sustainability.
To gain Travelife Gold certification the hotel must meet their 150 sustainability criteria. This includes environmental issues, such as minimising their waste and use of energy, water and chemicals; as well as taking positive action on social issues, such as employee welfare, working with the local community and human rights. They must also show how they are helping to support local businesses and protect local traditions.
Energy: Our hotel has reduced its energy use by using renewable energy, installing low-energy lighting, ensuring that in-room air conditioning is set to a minimum temperature / has an automatic switch off, use of natural day-light and shading, etc. Energy efficiency targets have set and achieved.
“Compassion” is the theme of this year’s sand carpet of the town square in La Orotava. From the end of April it is being created with over 1,300 kilos of sand. This year, mainly brown and white sand has been collected from the National Park Cañadas to “paint” the image.
On June 2nd, the “carpet” will be ready for the procession!
Historic snowfalls in Tenerife: The peaks of Tenerife suffered their heaviest and most prolonged snowfalls in recent memory at the week-end, although very few people managed to enjoy the white spectacle due to draconian traffic restrictions.
Tenerife – 22.02.2016 – Pictures and videos of the thick blanket of snow that covered the entire Teide National Park made the national headlines, as did the news that the Civil Guard’s Mountain Rescue Unit were forced to take to skis for the first time to negotiate summit roads and trails in search of people thought to have been stranded. The arrival of the snow at the height of the cold snap that hit the island at the end of last week prompted the authorities to close the roads leading up to Mt Teide due to the hazardous conditions and sub-zero temperatures. Dozens of day-trippers who ignored the closures and made their way to the Park, in some cases driving along forest trails, were ordered out of the area by officers and repeated calls were made urging people to stay away to avoid mishaps.
From March 29 to April 2 the Tenerife Walking Festival 2016 will take place: This years event, aimed at walkers, presents 15 routes in different parts of Tenerife as well as interesting additional activities.
Visit the website www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com to register, see the program and general information.
The information point will be located in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz.