Archive for October, 2010

Terraza del Pacífico Hotel works to achieve Certification for the Tourist Sustainability

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Terraza del Pacífico Hotel works to achieve Certification for the Tourist Sustainability, that seeks to turn the concept of sustainability into real, something practical and necessary interested in the context of the tourist competitiveness of the country, with a view to improving the form in which there are in use the natural and social resources, stimulating the active participation of the local communities, and to offer a new support for the competitiveness of the executive sector.

It is a program that claims the categorization and certification of tourist companies of agreement with the degree in which your operation comes closer a model of sustainability. For this four fundamental areas are evaluated:
Physical - biological environment Evaluates the interaction among the company and the natural surrounding way, interesting the implementation of policies and programs of sustainability, protection of the environment, among others.
Plant of service (Establishments of Accommodations) There are evaluated aspects related to the systems and internal processes of the company, as for the managing of waste and the utilization of technologies for the saving of light and water.
Management of the service (Agencies Tour Operators) Includes the process by means of which, the company considering all the exogenous and endogenous elements, designs a tourist product according to the trends of the market and the own(proper) characteristics of the country and of the localities where the product goes away to make.
Client There are evaluated the actions that the management realizes to invite the client to take part in the implementation of the policies of sustainability of the company.
Socioeconomic environment Evaluates the identification and interaction of the establishment with the adjacent communities, being analyzed for example, the degree in which the tourist companies answer to the growth and development of the region, by means of the generation of employment or the achievement of benefits in favor of the collectivity.

What implication has the CST?
For other productive sectors The CST it is a program “top of lance” that opens opportunities for the development of providing companies of goods and services with a sustainable orientation. The need for using recyclable, reusable, natural products, devices for the saving of energy and water, managing waste, information and others, is the explosive one that opens the doors for a new market of products environmental and socially amicably, capably of replacing to medium term to other sectors of the economy, generating a synergy and a positive global balance assessment in terms of sustainability.

Fuente: http://www.visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/sostenibilidad.asp?tab=0

Terraza del Pacifico Hotel works in favor of a Beautiful Playa Hermosa Beach

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Terraza del Pacifico Hotel works in favor of a Beautiful Playa Hermosa Beach, working hard with Blue Ecological Flag Program, that seeks to establish an incentive to promote the organization of local committees in the coastal zones, also educational centers, natural protected areas and other tourist and environmental niches with the intention of looking for conservation and development in conformity with the protection of the natural resources, hygienic, sanitary conditions and the improvement of the public Costa Rican health.

Precedents
It is born as response to the imminent danger that the pollution is provoking in the beaches of our country, and before the consequences that this can provoke in the public health and in the tourist industry.
The Program is protected in the executive decree N-25636-MINAES-S and takes as a basic aim the organization of the coastal communities for the administration and vigilance of the sanitary quality of the beaches of Costa Rica. In the year 1996 the Commission creates Blue Ecological Flag, integrated by representatives of the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism, Department of Health, Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, Department of Environment and Energy, and the National Chamber of Tourism, with the consistent economic benefit on having stimulated the tourism in the zone, simultaneously to increase the quality of life of the inhabitants of these communities.

Since it is achieved to obtain the Blue Ecological Flag?
To manage to obtain this award is fundamental to expire with the following procedure in our beach and community:
The Beach required Drinkable water.
You douche and sanitary without detergents.
The entry of vehicles is not allowed.
It is not allowed encamped uncontrolled.
There is not allowed the entry of domestic animals.
The waters of the sea are clean and are analyzed regularly.
There exist campaigns of Information and Environmental Education.
There is a service of cleanliness of sand and withdrawal of residues.
There exist services of vigilance, rescue, first aid and the first aids.
There are easy and sure accesses for all the citizens.
There exist systems of signposting and respect to the legislation of coasts.

The program Blue Ecological Flag looks for the collaboration of all the persons of the community and tourists who visit our beach therefore, some recommendations are offered to the tourists:
Use the wastebaskets arranged in the beach.
Walk a bicycle or the public transport use to go to the beach.
Respect the safety instructions and the codes of conduct in the beach.
Respect the nature in the beach and your surroundings.
Limit the use of the water and of electricity during your stay.
Choose meaningfully a place of vacations where the environment looks after itself.