SPAIN’s Sustainable Development Network (REDS) recently presented its guide for sustainable tourism in Benidorm.
This enables public and private sector tourism agencies to evaluate how holiday destinations comply with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) set out in its Agenda 2030. Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez, the president of REDS, Leire Pajin, Jorge Pereira from Alicante University and Mayte Garcia Corcoles from the Hosbec hoteliers’ association were present at the launch that was also attended by representatives from local and regional administrations.
The mayor stressed that Benidorm has always been sustainable: “Without realising it, we have already advanced in achieving each of the UN’s 17ODS.
”The resort was sound in fundamental ODS and possibly those that were less extended globally, Perez said.
Benidorm was especially advanced in guaranteeing the availability of water, its sustainable management and main drainage for all, the mayor declared. Since the 70s Benidorm had invested heavily in achieving good quality water where 95 per cent was used and there was little wastage, he added.