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Arona notches up a first with free sustainable tourism courses 

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Arona has become the first municipality in Spain to offer free and 100 per cent online training on sustainable tourism.

The local council is offering professionals in the tourism sector the first four free courses of training on development and sustainable management of tourist destinations with the support of the Institute of Responsible Tourism.

The Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, said: “The growing importance of sustainability makes it absolutely necessary to offer a training tool in this area so that they can access skilled jobs in an increasingly competitive world”.

The programme consists of the activation of a platform – the first of its kind offered in Spain by a local council – in which four courses are available.

Completely online, each course allows access to more than 40 hours of quality training with animated presentations, audiovisual material, documentation, reinforcement material and test type evaluation, offering a certificate accredited by the ITR.

Sustainability has become one of the main factors of choice of tourist destinations by the different agents that are part of this sector, which makes it essential to maintain and improve the competitiveness of municipalities such as Arona, whose main industry It is tourism and it has made sustainable and inclusive development one of the pillars of its new strategy.

Councillor for tourism, David Perez, explained that “with this training platform we continue to implement the sustainability strategy with all those options that allow the achievement of the objectives set.”