The Iruelas Valley Nature Reserve begins the accreditation process with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism with a first meeting that will be held next Tuesday at the Casa de la Reserva del Valle de Iruelas Las Cruceras, in El Barraco (Ávila).
As reported by the Board, those interested in participating in the accreditation process of the Valle de Iruelas Natural Reserve with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism have been summoned, which is & nbsp; “a European recognition granted by the Europarc Federation and a tool to effectively advance the principles of sustainable tourism “.
The Iruelas Valley & nbsp; “needs the commitment and cooperation of all the actors involved in the complex phenomenon of tourism.”
The letter represents & nbsp; “an excellent opportunity for collaboration between the public and private sectors, and for institutional cooperation between environmental, tourism and local public administrations.”
For tourism entrepreneurs in particular, the letter offers the opportunity to participate in the design of the tourism model that is intended for the territory and in decision-making for the development of this model.
On the other hand, it establishes a privileged space for collaboration between the businessmen and the park management, which generates mutual benefits for the conservation of nature and the tourist activity based on a sustainable and, therefore, differentiated offer.
Además, The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism is & nbsp; “an instrument for participatory tourism planning, that is, jointly developed by all participants in the territory who voluntarily decide to get involved in the process.”
With this objective, a first meeting will be held at the Casa de la Reserva Natural del Valle de Iruelas Las Cruceras with the objectives of presenting the initiative, which will be carried out by the conservative director of the Natural Reserve, Nicolás González, and the creation of a a broad and long-lasting participatory entity, the Permanent Forum.
The inclusion of the Valle de Iruelas Natural Reserve with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism is linked to obtaining the & nbsp; “Q” & nbsp; of Tourist quality that this natural space received in February 2008.
In addition to the Iruelas Valley, there are four accredited protected natural areas of Castilla y León in Europe, which are the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, the Hoces del Río Riaza Natural Park and the Ojo Guareña Natural Monument, which are already underway this initiative and are in the phase of preparing the application dossier and plan to obtain accreditation in 2009, while the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park has already submitted its application and is waiting to obtain accreditation