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Travelife is an internationally recognised accommodation sustainability programme. In over 50 countries they have around 1,500 members who use practical tools and resources to improve their business’s environmental, financial and social impact. INDUSTRY LEADING STANDARDS Containing a range of criteria that assess accommodation performance in the areas of human rights, labour, community engagement and environmentalContinue Reading “”

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Tenerife not affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma

In light of the situation generated by the volcanic eruption which took place yesterday (Sunday) on the island of La Palma, the Tenerife Tourist Office wishes to allay fears and transmit a message of calm to all our collaborating companies, organisations and institutions in our destination. The islands of La Palma and Tenerife both belongContinue Reading “Tenerife not affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma”

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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”