Welcome to the course "#09_ Approaches and tools for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean". The course aims to present approaches and tools for sustainable tourismdevelopment in the Mediterranean and deals with some key topics such as the main trends in terms of governance, the use of data to support decisions and the measurement of sustainability.
Zero Waste Blue is a web interactive platform which calculates the sustainability of an event from an environmental, social and economic point of view, recommending the best solutions and already tested best practices in order to improve it.
It is accessible to all event organisers, free of charge and available in several languages (English, Italian, Slovenian and Serbo-Croatian).
We are compiling our report “balance of the summer season 2022 in NECSTouR regions” to showcase in our website and to share in the EU arena a territorial outlook on how and where the ecosystem is recovering, what challenges our members still face and what the European response should be. The European Commission is also very much interested in receiving regions’ insights for intelligence purposes and policy response.
What is the state of play for the balance of the last season?
A notable increase of tourists was expected during the Easter period.
Data for the Easter period
There has been an increase compared to the previous year and in some sectors (rural tourism especially) figures are equal to those seen before the pandemic in 2019. It seems that uncertainties of traveling due to Omicron and the war in Ukraine have been overcome since
The forecasts pointed to an Easter Week with very positive results with data very similar to those of 2019 - before the pandemic of Covid-19 - with an occupancy rate of more than 70% during the week, and during the weekend it could even reach95 and 100% occupancy in some parts of the region.
Blue ways is a project to convert almost 300km for bikers and hikers along the main rivers of the province of Barcelona: Llobregat, Anoia and Cardener. This good practice was presented at the occasion of Star Cities International Learning Session.
The NECSTouR Secretariat expressed its solidarity with theUkrainian people and firmly underlined its strong believe on the European and democratic values and the experience of dialogue and cooperation at the basis of our network.
With our partners at the European Tourism Manifesto is at the service of DG GROW on monitoring the situation and the impacts.
We already gathered the insights from some of the members of our network:
A number of Ile-de-France companies will be affected by the Ukrainian crisis. Also, the Region has decided to create a Ukraine task force, allowing it to have a "one-stop shop" to advise the companies affected.