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La Gomera Renews its European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

La Gomera Renews its European Charter for Sustainable Tourism The Deputy Minister of Environment of the Government of the Canary Islands, Blanca Perez, this week travelled to Brussels to collect the diploma that accredits the renewal of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (CETS) to the Garajonay National Park until 2022.

The Evaluation Committee congratulated the Park for the excellent re-evaluation request it submitted to guarantee the continuity of the Charter.

The Committee said “We value very positively the presentation of a strong, clear and sustainable tourism strategy and action plan and for the professional and enthusiastic implementation of the Charter by the personnel involved.”

The island extends this title, as a natural space that develops tourism in a sustainable manner, taking into account the needs of the environment, local residents and visitors.

Blanca Perez said “This recognition is an important boost to the work that is being done in La Gomera, and locates us on the European map as an example to follow.”

During the event, Conchi Fagundo, technician of the CETS in the National Park talked briefly about the work of the Park, and Francisco Correa talked about the Gomera whistle language as a World Heritage identity and gave a demonstration to those attending the ceremony.

The objectives planned for the next five years include improving waste management practices, strengthening relations with the Government of La Gomera and the Biosphere Reserve, and establishing a payment plan, so that visitors pay a daily amount to visit Garajonay National Park.

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