Veneto Covid
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:00

Veneto: Covid-19 Recovery Measures on Tourism (New 04/08)

  • Tomaso Comazzi
  • Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:00

The Directorate on Planning and Strategic Development of the Veneto Region has activated an online platform aimed at gathering the regional measures adopted to face the COVID-19 pandemic.


In it, each Operational Unit can insert the measures adopted or being adopted related to the current emergency and in support of the particular moment.

The Tourism Direction reports and constantly updates the measures deployed its Units: Tourism legislation and governance, European Tourism Projects, Tourism planning, Western Veneto, Eastern Veneto, Regional strategy on biodiversity and parks.


Highlight of the Venetian Measures on Tourism

Tourism legislation and governance measures

A series of communications simplify and specify general regulatory acts regarding specifically the Veneto tourism sector.

Measures in the context of European Tourism Projects

Actions aimed at supporting the tourism sector in this delicate phase of recovery are pursued, through the opportunity offered by the projects presented as part of the Interreg programs.

The goal is to support the differentiation of the tourism product in order to fight against seasonality and extend the tourism offer available. Open air activities will therefore be particularly considered, encouraging outdoor activities as much as possible.

In particular, the TOURISM4ALL project aims to develop a network of accessible tourist destinations, with particular attention to the Venetian coast (beaches, open air), enhancing the natural and cultural heritage, promoting social inclusion through the enhancement of tourist services and interventions dedicated to people with "special needs", in order to make Veneto a destination for a substantial market segment that has good spending potential. The project also foresees actions aimed at improving the usability of services, access to information, training and reception by operators, spreading the concept of tourist hospitality for all.

With the strategic project TAKE IT SLOW, on the other hand, the aim is to support slow and sustainable tourism by raising awareness among operators of the knowledge and activation of certifications (green / ecolabel / emas, etc.), the development of differentiated tourism products, with focus on slow and outdoor tourism, training for the creation of product and service networks and the improvement of accessibility to information.

A series of project calls dedicated to different types of Veneto tourism operators, with different objectives (digitization, support for innovation and requalification, promotion of network and product, etc.) are being defined and approved.

Measures relating to the geographical areas of western and eastern Veneto

- Information gathering and study of proposed extension of reclassification of accommodation facilities to the Legislation and Governance of Tourism operational unit for the aspects of competence.

- Flexible management, expanded compared to normal office hours, in response to requests for help from the territory (municipalities and operators) to cope with the emergency and understanding of changes in regulatory evolution during the Covid period.

- Proposal for regulatory simplification and related forms resulting from the recognition of stakeholders' needs and preliminary analysis work aimed at the adoption of measures by the Legislation and Governance operational unit of tourism.


Check the whole measures here (Italian)


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