Irene Gonzálvez


Spain - Yep Travel


Votes: 31

1.40%

Since when you are in travel industry?
2018-01-01
Staff Numbers Employed in the Organization
5
What are the Activities Performed by You in Ecotourism Field?
We design, plan and organise bespoke experiences to enjoy the local life in direct contact with our natural areas.
The Benefit Contribution of the Activity to the World
EL HONDO NATURE RESERVE, which lies between Elche and Crevillent, was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1988 and subsequently declared a Nature Reserve by the Regional Government, the Generalitat Valenciana, in 1994. Appearing in the lists of the RAMSAR, it is classified as a ZEPA (Protected Area for Birds) due to the importance and abundance of its bird life. There are 172 species, of which about 50 nest here. Among them are the marbled teal, one of Europe’s most threatened birds and the white-headed duck, also at risk of extinction, as well as herons, several types of wading duck and flamingos. Also found living in this water environment are eels, grey mullets, carp and the common tooth carp, a small fish endemic in the Spanish Mediterranean.
Destination Functions
Various walkways and observatories allow the visitor to get to know the different parts of the reserve and to observe the activity of the many birds, both in the reservoirs and in the skies, where magnificent sunsets take place.
Why Should You be Considered for the Award?
This destination is a Nature Reserve with an important bird life and an endemic fish in the Spanish Mediterranean.
Future Projects for Ecotourism
Unique experiences to discover the natural areas in direct contact with locals.
A Short Video to be published on Your Profile, No Video Allowed, Youtube Link Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQhfLNpxrQ
Biography in PDF or WORD Format
Will You Personally Receive the Award?
yes

Votes: 32

4.80%

Since when on UNESCO Heritage List?
2000-11-30
What are the Activities Performed On This Site with Ecotourism Aspects?
ELCHE PALM GROVE. It is possible to enjoy palm tree routes, date tastings and craftworks produced from the palm leaves and trunks.
The Benefit Contribution of the Activity to the World
The model of agricultural exploitation is an example of sustainability as a system of an oasis on the plain. Palm trees accomplish an essential role due to their ability to adapt to arid pieces of land, rainfall scarcity and high salinity soil. They create the microclimate of an oasis and bestow fertility to the land.
Is the Activity Funded/ Supported?
governmental
Have You Been Involved in Social Responsibility Projects Before?
yes
Add the Blog that was Published in Relation to the Site
http://www.visitelche.com/en/patrimonios-de-la-humanidad/palmeral-de-elche/
Why Should You be Considered for the Award?
Because of its authenticity. ELCHE PALM GROVE composes a cultural landscape thanks to people interaction and the natural environment throughout time.
Future Projects for Ecotourism
We will continue raising awareness about ecotourism, highlighting the importance of preserving cultural and natural heritage.
A Short Video to be published on Your Profile. No Video Allowed, Youtube Link Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RmdqwQj62A&feature=emb_logo
Biography in PDF or WORD Format
Press Release about the Amenities
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Images of Certifications if Any
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Will You Personally Receive the Award?
yes

Votes: 27

2.25%

Since when you are in travel industry?
2018-01-01
Staff Numbers Employed in the Itinerary
5
What is the Most Remarkable Entity of the Itinerary in these Ecotours such as Attractions and Entertainment Options
ELCHE PALM GROVE - UNESCO SITE - Local life experiences
What kind of facilities the Itinerary includes such as Accommodation Venues and/or Food Beverage Places visited
Accommodation in *4 hotels, located inside palm gardens. Traditional restaurants with fresh quality products.
What are the Activities Performed by You in these Eco-focused Tours?
Local life experiences for small groups focused on Spanish culture and gastronomy: bespoke packages in which the visitor can immerse himself in our culture and traditions in direct contact with locals. Visit the orchards and taste freshly collected fruit and vegetables, wine tastings and other iberian delicacies in a natural environment full of charm. Craft workshops.
The Benefit Contribution of the Program to the World
Our local life experiences allow to discover the real Spanish lifestyle. We create experiences based in the visitor tastes and wishes in direct contact with the local community. On the one hand, the visitor can enjoy his passions also on holiday. On the other hand, the local community, mostly the rural areas can benefit from an economic recovery.
Why Should You be Considered for the Award?
We combine guided tours with our food and wine academy activities. These experiences are intended to connect the visitor with the local community and rural areas as a way of discovering the local lifestyle and getting involved instead of feeling like a tourist.
Future Projects for Ecotravellers
Other tailor made experiences for small groups with local food in different unique scenarios such as wetlands and pristine beaches.
Will You Personally Receive the Award?
yes