Fascinated about travel, it all started right after finishing my bachelor degree in Tourism Management at the Polytechnic University of València in Spain. I have been working in the tourism industry for almost 12 years, during which time I have had the chance to learn from other cultures and be impressed by tangible and intangible heritage from the countries where I lived in. After developing my final career project in Beijing, China, I found out I was missing some training in sustainable tourism.
That is why I enrolled on the European Master’s in Sustainable Tourism Management, a two-year joint master program tailor-made by three European universities located in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain. Whilst studying and afterwards, I quickly got involved in many different projects related to sustainable tourism development.
I am an active part of the non-profit organisation that promotes and develops ecotourism in Castilla-La Mancha, named ‘Ecoturismo CLM’. I am part of the team at the first online magazine in Spanish specialised in responsible tourism, known as Travindy. Indeed, I combine all these with my job as a sustainable tourism consultant for Caminos del Guadiana Ecoturismo.
Right now, I am working on the two-year tourism management plan of a rural destination at the Natural Park ‘Valle de Alcudia y Sierra Madrona’ aimed at promoting tourism throughout heritage conservation related to shepperding culture.
I believe reviving local cultural values, developing national creativity, and traditions and preserving heritage is the most important tool for sustainable tourism development.
Nuria can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org