Sustainable Tourism in Gipuzkoa: challenges and opportunities

Client: Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa, Departments – Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sport

Country and date of execution: Spain, January 2017 – November 2017

Category: Measurement

Description of the Project

Drafting of the Report Turismo Sostenible en Guipúzcoa: desafíos y oportunidades [Sustainable Tourism in Gipuzkoa: challenges and opportunities].

Specifically in this project, the in2destination team, in this case including Nagore Espinosa, Carlota Cazalla and Juana Peña, prepared 3 of the 6 chapters of the report. One of the chapters on the resident’s feelings was made in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of the University of Deusto. The chapters highlight the following elements:

  • Governance in the development of sustainable tourism, the essential aspect of participatory processes, being transparent with the level of implementation of the plans that are being developed.
  • The relevance of considering all that has already been advanced by the international community in both sustainable tourism policy and in measuring sustainable tourism in order not to reinvent the wheel.
  • The starting situation in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability of Gipuzkoa