The ten key tips emphasise respect for the island’s natural and cultural heritage, judicious use of resources, and waste reduction
Ibiza, 16/08/22 – IbizaPreservation has today launched a guide aimed at tourists visiting Ibiza to encourage them to act in an environmentally friendly way during their stay on the island.
Entitled “10 ways to make your holiday in Ibiza more sustainable”, the document offers key tips on getting around, reducing pollution and saving water, as well as proper waste management and respect for the local environment and culture.
The poster is currently available in English, Italian and French, as well as Spanish and Catalan. The foundation is inviting its supporters and partners to join the campaign by sharing the contents on their own platforms throughout August, the most intense month of the season in terms of tourist overcrowding and human pressure.
“Tourism is one of the key factors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. In order to meet this agenda we need a clear framework, adequate funding, investment in technology, infrastructure and human resources, but above all, the will to ensure that the tourism industry is not counterproductive,” says Inma Saranova, director of IbizaPreservation. “Both the companies operating in this sector and tourists themselves need to be actively involved and assume their responsibilities,” she adds.
The campaign is in line with IbizaPreservation’s declared mission to contribute to the evolution of Ibiza towards a model of more sustainable island life for the 21st century, as part of which the foundation insists on the need for tourism to be more conscious and take active steps to minimise any undesirable effects.
As well as encouraging tourists to take measures such as those included in its new guide, IbizaPreservation is also inviting local companies to join its commitment to sustainable tourism, which outlines a series of actions to implement as a starting point towards the development of a more socially and environmentally responsible sector.
“Sustainability needs to be a fundamental pillar of the tourism sector, which is the main economic engine of the island. Ibiza cannot afford tourist practices that harm the environment and damage the ecosystem, or put our local culture and heritage at risk,” insists Saranova. “To this end, we invite companies in the sector to publicly and actively join this commitment and to take responsibility for implementing the necessary actions to start positioning Ibiza as a truly sustainable destination.”
The commitment for companies is available to sign at ibizapreservation.org.