Quality Tourism

Xàbia Agenda21 Land use and Environment Round Table
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Quality How should it be defined?

In seeking an answer to the question: "What is quality Tourism?" we deduced that it was important not to think of others when creating a model of the future for Javea, but that:

"Quality begins within. If we create a quality environment in which we like to live…then the tourists will come.."

In addition, the key to quality economic and cultural development in Javea is to maintain (not destroy) those valuable environmental and scenic features which have characterised it in the past and characterise it now.

It is important for us at this time. But we must also guarantee this quality for future generations. For them we must develop in a sustainable way.

Agenda21 lends itself to be the basis for sustainable municipal development through participation of the people.

Quality implies:

A. Assured provision of the basic necessities for everyone:

  • 1. Education
  • 2. Health
  • 3. Learning and Culture
  • 4. Affordable housing

B. Pollution-free surroundings

  • 1. Environment (earth, sea, air)
  • 2. Noise
  • 3. Light
  • 4. Aesthetics (Air conditioner units, Satellite dishes, ugly buildings)

C. Balanced and adequate public services:

  • 1. Mobility
    • a. Inter-city: People must be able to move easily to nearby towns and important urban areas in the region.
    • b. Urban: People must be able to move easily within the municipality
      • i. this must include a plan for eco-friendly transport (more efficient use of motorised vehicles and promotion of non-motorised transport)
      • ii. this must include a plan to improve the road network (avenues; pedestrian zones; signs; solutions for difficult junctions; a network of paths, tracks and bridleways for pedestrians and bicycles )
  • 2. to ensure the quantity and quality of potable water and to use the purified discharge from the sewage works for irrigation.
  • 3. to ensure the quantity and quality of the electricity supply.
  • 4. to ensure means of communication:
    • a. Telephone (TV by Cable, Internet)
    • b. Postal Service
    • c. Television (local, regional and state channels, channels from other autonomous regions, National and International Satellite TV)
  • 5. to guarantee the safety and security of the people
  • 6. to clean public areas and clear the scrub in rural areas
  • 7. ensure the quantity and quality of green zones and spaces

D. To identify, care for, develop and nurture the cultural, scenic and architectural heritage, and our cultural values.
E. To offer wide and adequate leisure, cultural and sporting activities
F. To nurture intercultural relations and facilitate socialisation.

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