With respect to the vision of Social Responsibility that prevails in Gaia Hotel & Reserve, the administration and the owners have defined a strategy of commercial projection through a model of Local Economic Development for the District of Aguirre.
This strategy is based on the characteristics of the community: its culture, as well as the problems that affect it, taking into consideration that it is a coastal region where the tourism sector has grown rapidly thanks to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
It is worth mentioning that the Local Economic Development Model has been designed so that other organizations can be part of this dynamic, so its central focus is the integration of civil society in an organized and legitimate way.
An example of this is that Gaia Hotel & Reserve, facilitates and contributes considerably to the participation and integration of all business men and women, religious groups, environmentalists, with a goal that culminates in the founding and operation of “Asociación de Desarrollo Comunitario para la Prevención, Seguridad y Paz del Cantón de Aguirre”, COPAZA, which is a community development partnership at the local level.
In the concept of the Local Economic Development Model promoted by Gaia Hotel & Reserve, the goal is to develop and facilitate the economic and social participation of different social groups which happens through sustainability programs particularly at environmental, social and cultural level area.
The model covers the following aspects:
As a socio – economic aspect, Gaia Hotel & Reserve interacts with the surrounding communities, promoting the active participation of civil society and working on local values and culture, through the following programs:
As an aspect of institutional collaboration, Gaia Hotel & Reserve cooperates with a number of institutions through logistical and economic support in specific programs, among which we can mention:
Program for institutional strengthening, due to budgetary constraints, public institutions with a physical presence in the area, have many shortcomings, for this reason, several equipment has been provided:
Biological Physical Aspect, from which Gaia Hotel & Reserve, interacts with the environment, promoting the development of tourism, in a sustainable way, promoting the rescue of biodiversity, as well as the conservation and strengthening of our ecosystems, work carried out from two interrelated perspectives:
For the program of mitigation of the environmental impact with a perspective of sustainable business management, the following programs are available:
Program of environmental conservation and projection to the community. From this perspective, Gaia Hotel & Reserve participates in programs such as:
These programs are developed through an associative strategy with civil society, through alliances with different organizations, foundations and projects, such as:
Aspect service plant, from which Gaia Hotel & Reserve interacts with its guests, promoting a philosophy, operation and use of resources according to the concept of sustainable tourism. From this perspective, the work carried out by the GAIA family focuses on the employees and shareholders to have an ecological vision through the incorporation of the best technologies related to the consumption of energy resources.
That is why we developed the programs presented below:
Aspects of customer service, Gaia Hotel & Reserve promotes the active participation of its guests in internal programs of tourism sustainability and the support of communal, local and national initiatives. As an example – the hotel cleaners inform and motivate guests about environmental and sustainability policies, recycling programs, national parks, wildlife conservation laws, among other policies.