Society & Environment

Spain’s Canary Islands to Provide Travel Insurance for Tourists in Case of COVID-19

Spain’s local government on the Canary Islands has signed an insurance policy to ensure that travellers will have their expenses paid if they contract the Coronavirus pandemic during vacation. The Canary Islands will become the first of the 17 autonomous communities in Spain to offer this kind of insurance for travellers, with among other willContinue Reading “Spain’s Canary Islands to Provide Travel Insurance for Tourists in Case of COVID-19”

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Tigaiga renews its ISO 9001, 14001 and EMAS certifications

The quality and environmental management systems at the Tigaiga have been developed since 1995 (Spanish hotel certification Q) and 2002 respectively. Currently everything is digitised and most of our employees access the systems. The environmental processes are integrated in the quality management system ISO 9001: 2015. In March 2020, the hotel was audited by theContinue Reading “Tigaiga renews its ISO 9001, 14001 and EMAS certifications”

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Tigaiga – fostering sustainable change

STRATEGY It is difficult to separate the environmental commitment of Hotel Tigaiga from the activity it has been developing for 60 years (1959-2019). Just to name one example, our hotel was the first in the Canary Islands to install solar panels in 1982. As a family run business, we have deployed a strategy based onContinue Reading “Tigaiga – fostering sustainable change”

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The URBAN WASTE final conference

The Final Conference was opened by Ms. Fadila Laanan on behalf of the Brussels regional government, taking place at Balsamine theatre in Schaerbeek – a unique storytelling experience looking back at the previous 3 years of the project. URBANWASTE welcomed the project’s 11 pilot cities and regions, other 16 project partners and invitees and guestContinue Reading “The URBAN WASTE final conference”

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Tigaiga involved in Beach Clean Up Playa Jardín

This Wednesday our hotel engaged our staff  in sustainability efforts,  helping to  improve the local environment by taking part in the Beach Clean Up. The beach clean at  Playa Jardín: involved 60 staff of over 15 hotels of Puerto de la Cruz collected 200 kg of solid waste, mailny cigarette stubs !! After it wasContinue Reading “Tigaiga involved in Beach Clean Up Playa Jardín”

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On the path to sustainability

We are working on a pilot project at the Tigaiga:  one of  Spain’s first self-composting system The system consists of a machine for bio-waste of food origin installed at the hotel, with the capacity to treat 17 tonnes of bio-waste a year, which will produce 2 tonnes of good quality compost to be used inContinue Reading “On the path to sustainability”

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Social Accounting for Sustainability

Last Friday  at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism the lecturer of the University of the Basque Country, Leire San José, gave a seminar on social monetization. She, together with Professor José Luis Retolaza, leads the methodology of monetization of social value that Beatriz Guzmán Pérez and Javier Mendoza Jimenez (from the University ofContinue Reading “Social Accounting for Sustainability”

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Implementing innovative waste management measures

Today we installed a new composting machine for the treatment of the organic waste from our kitchen and restaurant: we want to reduce waste, and the emission of greenhouse gases and produce a quality compost for our gardens. Our team will now deposit organic waste daily in the “Big Hanna” composter. We hope that inContinue Reading “Implementing innovative waste management measures”