Good Practices

Good Practices

We collect, categorise and share Good Practice on Competitive and Sustainable Tourism among our Member Regions, since 2009.

Balearic Islands' response to COVID-19

The Agency for Tourism Strategy of the Balearic Islands - and in cooperation with the Regional Ministries of Economic Model, Tourism and Work and Health and Consumption - is deploying useful information to the local entreprises and workers.

Two webpages have been activated:

Catalan Tourism Board's Informative and Operational strategies towards COVID-19 recovery

The Catalan Tourist Board and the General Directorate of Tourism are carrying out an exhaustive follow-up of all the information related to COVID-19 that affects the Catalan tourism sector.

Ile-de-France recovery plan and immediate measures to support SMEs

To support companies facing the crisis caused by Covid-19, Île-de-France Region, in partnership with its national government and BPI France, the public investment bank, has taken 11 major measures.

Read about them on their website (in French).

Tuscany Region is setting up a Crisis Management Team for Tourism

Tuscany Region set up a Crisis Management Team for Tourism, by involving the key public and private stakeholders at regional level. It also implemented financial and awareness measures.

Liguria Region support to touristic operators during COVID-19 outbreak

Region Liguria plan to mitigate the impacts of the COVID19 emergency through national and regional measures, including supporting tourism, trade and craft SMEs with the establishment of a "Covid-19 Emergency" guarantee fund.

COVID-19: A guide for travellers to Sardinia Region

Answers for those who had planned a trip to Sardinia Region during and, especially, after COVID-19 outbreak. Read the original in Italian.

VisitScotland's response to COVID-19

As with everyone else, VisitScotland is busy delivering its own response and support.

"Tourism industry is facing its biggest ever challenge and we share your concerns for the immediate and longer term. We're here to support during this challenging time and doing everything we can to help in a rapidly evolving environment, including providing industry data and feedback, advice and support."

Valencia Region Action Plan against COVID-19 effects

The action plan from Turisme Comunitat Valenciana is available in Spanish and offers short and long term solutions to its stakeholders. Here is it, roughly translated.

Analysis, data and information for decision making to face COVID-19 impact on tourism in Andalusia

Turismo Andaluz is offering different tools to provide data to guide the necessary policy actions to face the COVID-19 crisis on the Andalusian tourism industry.

Andalucia contribution to Tourism of Tomorrow Laboratory

The Tourism of Tomorrow Laboratory (ToT LAB) is designed to be an EU hub for gathering research, innovation, expertise, and data on tourism, in the framework of the Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism Platform.

More info about ToT LAB

More info about Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism Platform


Andalucía Lab


Andalucía Lab is a department of the Public Company Turismo Andaluz, dependent agency of the Regional Goverment of Tourism and Trade, which aims to achieve a more competitive destination, acting on the thousands of businesses that make up the tourism sector.

It works for the small hotel, restaurant, so that the professionals know how to sell online or how to leverage technology solutions in their businesses, in the belief that this transformation, from bottom to top, allows to build a destination whose competitiveness is sustainable in the time.

Research by Visit Flanders on Resident Attitudes Towards Tourism in Bruges


Worldwide visitor numbers in destinations are growing and even more growth is forecasted in the coming decades. In the European art city segment the increase of the number of visitors is expected to be even stronger. However, more and more we see negative newsabout crowding and the pressure on residents. VISITFLANDERSwants to investigate the carrying capacity in Flemish tourism destinations. This needs to be done from different angles:

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