Transforming Tourism for a Regenerative Future
Tourism Beyond the Obvious
Imagine a world where tourism is a transformative force, generating positive impact on society and the economy while preserving the environment and valuing local communities. We work to change the perception of tourism within the context of a global interdisciplinary agenda, committed and continuous, giving it the role of a catalytic and progressive instrument for social change, both from the visitor’s perspective and that of the destination and its community.
The Role of Tourism in the World
Gender gap reduction
Appreciation of ancestral cultures
Protection and recognition of natural heritage
Valorization and promotion of cultural heritage and diversity
Protection of communities
Promotion of the creative economy
Well-being, leisure, and health
Protection of seas and rivers
Opportunities for vulnerable communities
Conservation of biodiversity
Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Racial, religious, and cultural diversity and inclusion
Objectives of the Aupaba Institute
- Defend and highlight regenerative practices, respecting the transversality and diversity of the sector.
- Promote and value experiences for visitors and productive chains in different territories whose purposes and values are convergent.
- Empower, stimulate, and prepare communities, professionals, and institutions to provide value to visitors.
- Support, measure, and propose structural changes to ensure high-impact and long-term results.
Why Invest in Tourism Projects?
To contribute to making tourism a tool for social and economic transformation, consciously and responsibly, preserving natural and cultural heritage and promoting actions for the continuous development and regeneration of local communities.
To be a reference in sustainable and regenerative tourism, promoting actions and projects that generate social and economic transformation in all territories where natural and cultural heritage needs to be preserved, considering global tourism trends. We aim to raise awareness and engage an increasing number of individuals, companies, and institutions in favor of more conscious and responsible tourism.
Tourism and the SDGs
Tourism plays a fundamental role in the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as one of the world’s largest industries with significant potential to generate employment, reduce poverty, and promote social and economic equality.
Moreover, tourism can help protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage, and strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development. By adopting sustainable practices such as responsible management of natural resources, promotion of local culture, and community engagement, the tourism sector can significantly contribute to achieving the SDGs and creating a fairer and more balanced world for present and future generations.
We develop education, engagement, and research projects to promote sustainable and regenerative tourism, such as:
- Cultural, environmental, educational, and well-being projects associated with tourism and leisure.
- Dialogue and interaction with government and non-governmental entities, both national and international.
- Promotion and dissemination of territories and their economic and cultural vocations.
- Awareness campaigns.
- Development and execution of strategic plans.
- Capacity building. Support for certification processes.
- Development of specialized tourist itineraries and project applications.
Performance Evaluation Tools
Economic impact: measuring the tourism’s impact on the local economy, including the number of jobs created and revenue generated.
Social impact: assessing the tourism’s impact on local communities, including community satisfaction with tourism, preservation of cultural values and traditions, and social inclusion.
Environmental impact: measuring the tourism’s impact on the environment, including the conservation of natural resources and reduction of carbon emissions.
Certifications and standards: evaluating compliance with regenerative tourism certifications and standards, as well as improvements implemented over time.
Who We Work With
- Governmental and non-governmental entities that perceive tourism as a transformative instrument regardless of their primary area of operation.
- Companies and institutions that wish to work with tourism and diversify their offerings.
- Companies and individuals working with tourism who want to provide more value and purpose to their clients.
- Visitors who want to make conscious decisions about destinations and tourism companies.