Good practice destination Camping Solsones

Contributor Arnau Picó
Country Spain
  • ecoact
Release date 02/05/2018
Landscape type Rural
  • Certification & Marketing
  • Cultural Heritage, Life Styles & Diversity
  • Destination Management
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • A11 Risk and crisis management
  • D.4. Greenhouse gas emissions
Marketplace category Camping Camping
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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Good Practice Innovation Sheet
Artículos Descripción
1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)  Jordi Guixé, Gemma Guixé
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action  Camping located in a rural area (Solsona) with the aim to provide accommodation and tourism services regarding to nature and the environment. Since its foundation (30 years ago) they've been following the same aim. Not to provide a wide range of services but a selected services regarding ecotourism and skiing. They are producing its own resources as solar panels for electricity. They have a glamping zone builded with biomaterials and completely respectful with nature. 
Issues and challenge  It was one of the first tourism business in the rural area of Solsona and surroundings and its aim was to provide only tourism services regarding to nature and skiing, so far from the typical coast campings. The concept of ecotourism was clearly not established in this zone and they had the change to start from the begining with the possible hosts. 
3. HOW
Methods /steps / tools used (to develop the good practice)  They've been always following the same aim and avoiding to provide different services not related to it. Every change of improvement has been took. That means having different things (new zones, new activities, new hosts houses and bungalows) year by year, which is really good for the costumers. Another important things is the that they are partly self-efficient by producing solar energy as electricty. 
Specific/measurable results, benefits  The camping has been increasing since its foundation, with an excellent amount of costumers per year and also getting new clients each year. They have the EMAS certificate. 
Recognitions (e.g. awards)  
Lessons learned  Always be faithful and keep on going with your idea. Believe in your vision and make it credible. Not avoid to improve by investing for innovations. 
Challenges met  
Critical success factors  
6. MORE 
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