The increase of 5% of the labor accident rate in our country is not the only black figure around Labor Day, which is celebrated on May 1. Companies with more than 50 employees do not comply with disability regulations. They should reserve 2% of the workforce to workers with a disability.

Being born with a disability has never been an impediment to Irene Enebral, a receptionist in a psychology bureau who denounces: “There should be no problem in finding a person with a disability.”


She has been working as a receptionist for a month, attending calls that go into the psychology office, but her fate is not available to 1.8 million disabled people of working age.

Of these, one in three is unemployed. Nazaret Jiménez is an example, and is that in the last five years has not been able to find work. “I always think that in any company I will be an ideal candidate,” he says.

He recognizes that being in a wheelchair has closed the door of several companies: “They tell me that I can not access because they do not have adapted seat and because they do not have the adapted entrance.”


Since entities seeking to increase the employability of this group blame the misinformation that no more job openings. “The adaptation is as easy as setting up a table and there is nothing more to do,” says Javier Font, President Famma Cocemfe Madrid.

All help to improve labor insertion is welcome, such as bonuses or the 2% quota reserved in large companies. Although the best impulse is to be well prepared as Nazareth is, whose effort has borne fruit in the end. He has an offer to start work next week.




From INOUT Hostel we have warned of the need to take care of the environment, the obligation to fulfill some objectives with the biodiversity and the sustainability in this case of our installation in the middle of an absolutely natural place as it is the Natural Park of Collserola, green lung of the City of Barcelona and part of the Vallés. INOUT Hostel uses biomass boiler, where the material is burned little by little and its ashes can be used later as fertilizer. Biomass is a very cheap, safe and extremely efficient source of renewable energy with low emissions and contributes to the maintenance of forests or to the recycling of agricultural waste.


Biomass is any organic matter of plant or animal origin that can be treated and used to generate energy. Residues produced by agriculture and forestry, for example, are commonly used for these purposes.
There are many types of biomass and all can be used for heating, cooling and production of hot water for both private homes and industries. With a more complex system, it is also possible to obtain electrical energy and biofuels from this material.

Boilers are activated automatically when a certain temperature is detected. A fuel burner incinerates the material to generate a flame that extends horizontally entering the boiler. The heat produced in this combustion is transmitted to a water circuit that can be used for heating, showers and air conditioning of swimming pools.

To store the biofuel, the boilers must have a good sized container located to one side, with a screw to transport it inland. The ashes that are generated can be collected automatically for later use as fertilizer. Some systems also include an accumulator in which unused heat can be stored.


Forest waste can be treated and processed into pellets of about 5 millimeters in diameter and 2 centimeters in length, to facilitate their use, storage and transport. You can also create larger cylinders called briquettes, these are between 20 and 50 centimeters in length and about 13 centimeters in diameter.

The material to be used will depend on the type of boiler to be used, as the granulometry, density, calorific value, amount of humidity, chlorine concentration and the ashes generated in the combustion will affect the operation of the system.

In general terms, there are four types of biomass boilers:


Conventional Adapters: Old boilers originally used with coal can be adapted to work with pellets. They are economical, but their efficiency is reduced compared to other systems.

Standard: They have high performance and automatic cleaning and supply systems. Most work only with pellets.

Mixed: They work with different types of biofuel and it is possible to change from one to another quickly and efficiently.

Condensation: They are small and work only with pellets. They use an exchanger to heat the water and recover the latent energy of the condensation, thus saving fuel.



Xavi Basora, an expert in the field, we dedicated an interesting post on the clarification of the concept of ecotourism. Xavi gives us his version, his position on the different forms of green tourism and its definitions and differences. Passionate about green tourism that explains step by step what they have learned in manuals and academic texts

What: tourism observation of nature
If we start by the end of the definition (nature observation), the first approach would be the motivation (what). Indeed, the main motivation or interest of tourists when they move to a place is a way to distinguish different types of tourism

In the case of ecotourism, motivation is clear: to observe and learn about nature in a certain place, although the intensity of this desire (and, therefore, the willingness to spend more or less days, to take more or less physical effort to pay more or less, etc.) depend on each person, of course. And that arise in different profiles ecotourists.


The how: a responsible and sustainable tourism
The other perspective of the definition (responsible tourism) has more to do with attitude, with commitment. From whom? Tourists, but also the companies that sell and ecotourism activities of public authorities that regulate and control. In this sense, ecotourism should be, by definition, a form of responsible tourism (and sustainable). In practice, this can materialize in many ways

Confusion ecotourism sustainable tourism
That ecotourism is a form of responsible and sustainable tourism also makes confuse these terms. In fact, the prefix eco- further fueled this confusion because associated eco- sustainable, so many people who first heard of ecotourism immediately think that is the same as sustainable tourism. And no.

Ecotourism is a form of tourism, while the sustainable and responsible tourism is a set of principles, among which include those who have just reviewed, but others outside it desirable that apply to all tourist modalities. If so, we may speak of sun and beach tourism sustainable tourism and sustainable rural tourism and any other type. In ecotourism, the application of these principles is inherent in the definition.

Nature tourism, a concept more understandable?
Nature tourism is the term preferred by some experts (and several government) to refer to ecotourism or, at least, the observation of nature tourism (note that I have not included the “responsible” ). Although the concept may seem clearer to also generates confusion. And, strictly speaking, nature tourism is one whose motivation to observe and learn about nature, but one that is practiced in nature. It may look the same, but it is not.


The name does not do the thing
Possibly many of the concerns associated with ecotourism vanish if ever spoke of “responsible tourism observation of nature.” One name, however, too long to be released and marketed within the canons of tourism marketing. The short name, one you sound better: ecotourism, nature tourism, ecotourism or other.

And as the name does not make it the most important, in my view, is to understand what principles behind it, which are none other than promoting economic activity (based on leisure, in this case) encouraging contact with natural spaces and contributes to preserve them, to know them and respect them, and to encourage people who live there. I just do not understand these principles, but above all promote them and have them very present, either as tourists or as business tourism administrations.

Xavi Basora (Barcelona, ​​1978) is journalist and environmentalist. His passion is to discover areas, near and far, and share their experiences with words and images. Work Space to three works with certain media, as discovered. Believes that our country offers a fascinating natural and seductive worthy of being known, respected and preserved.




The most popular museums are Dalí in Figueres and the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

According to Europa Press, the Catalan cultural heritage generates approximately 3,660 million euros per year, figures that are extracted from the report “Strategic of the sector of the Patrimony in Catalonia, named as Map and Diagnosis and that was presented by the minister of culture, Ferran Mascarell and The general director of Heritage, Joan Pluma.


This report is based on tangible heritage, such as museums, buildings, archaeological and palaeological sites, movable property, documentation centers and audiovisual archives, and intangibles, festivals, cultural associations, and natural heritage, parks and Reservations.

Then, analyzing data from the Institute of Tourist Studies of the Government, the global impact of the heritage is 3,660 million a year, starting with the managers of the heritage museums, collections and archives, with budgets of 390.3 million.

In a second level, the wide range of companies specialized in heritage – such as digitization, storage, transport, replication companies – has recorded a turnover of 211.4 million.

However, there is also an industry that is not specialized in heritage that is included in this amount of income – 32.2 million generated – by producing collateral products and services – such as printing, web design, communication, cleaning, maintenance, insurance.


Finally, the report includes in the total income the expenditure of tourists who claim to visit Catalonia on patrimonial grounds, which totals 3,026.1 million thanks to the 81.25 million Catalan public; 103,27 of the Spanish, and 2,841.6 of the international.

This report has brought to light the list of museums according to their income, leading to the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres (Girona) in the public sector with 15.4 million in revenue and the Museum of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia Of Barcelona leads the private sector with 3.1 million.



Next we wish from INOUT Hostel to make a decalogue of advantages for which every person should book directly with us, avoiding intermediaries, misunderstandings, information that directly touch the falsehood.

In the world of web 3.0 or 4.0, online booking is an act that occurs millions of times a day around the world, but, are all reservations made relevant? It is a good question, which we should all ask ourselves before booking in a hostel, hostel, hotel or any tourist facility. The phrase that we hear countless times by telephone of our clients “–If I get to know I reserve directly with you ….” should not occur as often as it actually happens.
Our collaborators, internet portals, OTA’s, Wholesalers, etc … are companies that are dedicated to the sale of hotel beds of the category that is, but of course, they do of all the establishments and however much they are In presenting reliably and reliably the particular product of each of the establishments advertised on its website, is not even close to the attention that the establishment itself can offer. This is a reality that everyone should keep in mind if you want to make a hotel reservation and specifically if you are booking at INOUT Hostel.
Here are some questions that the direct reservation with us, directly at the counter, via telephone, through mail or from our official website, which are the direct ways to book in INOUT Hostel:


Reliability of the process of reservation and insertion of data of credit card with the possibility of making the reservation with modalities of payment and alternative guarantees (bank transfer).
Possibility to find exclusive special offers only on this official website, more variety of room types and Free Update if when it arrives a room of superior category is available. Possibility also to make special orders according to your needs.
More variety of room types.

Reservations without intermediaries, managed directly by our staff, the same who will welcome you and assist you during your stay.
Possibility of canceling or modifying reservations (unless otherwise specified in the conditions of the rate) in a simple and specific terms.
Possibility also to make special orders according to your needs.
Enjoy the advantages of assigning your preferred room (always subject to the availability of the Hotel).
No need to pay a deposit, pay the full amount of your reservation on the property.

Another great advantage is that you will always be in direct contact with us. If you need to add another family member, change the date of arrival, or if you would like to stay a few more days or cancel your reservation, we will always be there to help you and receive all the answers and changes requested directly from us.
The large number of travel agencies that swarm by the Network and its attractive offers can make the Internet think that these platforms have the best prices when booking at a hostel. But they are very wrong.
Directly the contracting of extras (like restaurant services, etc.) is facilitated and access to more complete, detailed and updated information.

David Marín

Community Manager

INOUT Hostel