Paula González is an advisor in sustainable tourism and tourism development. Alongside Bettina González, she designed the model of Solidarity Tourism as a way to live tourism and achieve sustainability. In 2006, she initiated the study on Community Tourism in Argentina for the former Secretary of Tourism of the Nation. She was also the technical lead for the program on Social Responsibility in that department. Paula was involved in the “Sustainable Tourist Municipalities” project, driven by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of the province of Salta. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she worked on development processes in indigenous and rural communities, creating value in collaboration with various stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, academia, and civil society.
As part of the Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerants of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, Paula designed the Sustainable and Solidarity Tourism Development Program in the Northwestern Region of Argentina (Sustainable Tourism Noa), which she coordinated until 2017.
Academic Background and Development
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism (U.M) and completed the Postgraduate Program in Sustainable Tourism and Local Development at the Delnet Program – CIT International Training Center – ILO- International Labor Organization- Turin. In the academic sphere, she teaches in the Tourism and Hospitality program and the Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Management at the National Technological University. She also worked as a teacher at Ecole La Suisse Institute.