Iberia and the World Tourism Organization, for the sustainability of tourism

Iberia and the World Tourism Organization, for the sustainability of tourism

Panama Chiropractic Health Center 2020-10-13 09:46:52

The agreement signed between the two organizations will serve as a cooperation framework for the achievement of the goals and targets established in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agreement represents a starting point based on which the UNWTO and Iberia will develop and execute specific projects to forge a new leadership in the tourism sector resulting in new resources and actions aimed at achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda, especially Goal 13, to combat climate change.

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed a cooperation agreement in favor of sustainable tourism, at the headquarters of the airline. On the other hand, Luis Gallego stated: “At Iberia, we have been working for many years on initiatives making us increasingly sustainable. From today going forward, we are committed to cooperating with the main global organization in the field of tourism to jointly strengthen the sustainability of the tourism sector.”

Environmental sustainability is a priority for Iberia, and to that end, it is working on different initiatives both on the ground and in the air to make flying cleaner. These initiatives include, among others, the renewal of the fleet with more efficient aircraft, electric vehicles at airports, reduction of the use of plastics and recycling of on-board waste, digitalization of processes, and renewable energy in its facilities.

Iberia is Spain's number one airline and is the leader in routes between Europe and Latin America. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchisee Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, it offers around 600 flights a day to fifty countries in Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, with a fleet of 145. Iberia has its hub at the Madrid airport and is a member of the OneWorld alliance, which offers more than 14,000 daily flights to nearly 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries.

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