Good Practices

Good Practices

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

Sardinian Regional plan for Cycling Mobility


The regional plan for cycling mobility of Sardinia (Italy) is a project that involves the entire island.

The plan establishes a network of cycling and intermodal (bike+train) routes, with the reuse of the many disused minor roads and railways, along with new dedicated sections for soft mobility.

Ecospiagge per tutti


Ecospiagge per Tutti (Eco-Beaches for All) is the new label dedicated to the Italian bathing establishments. It is the outcome of the cooperation between Legambiente and Village for all.

Smart Beaches by the Region of Valencia


The Region of Valencia developed a new model towards an innovative model of beach management.
The aim is to have more sustainable and accessible, safer and better managed services related with the beaches in the Region.

A specific Study on the Smart Beaches in the Region highlighthed the starting weakness and developed a map of Technologies for a Smart Beach including entreprises and services, beach users, new services for visitors, geolocalisation and sustainability.

L’attractivité touristique par l’approche « parcours client »


Alors que les flux de visiteurs internationaux dépassent aujourd’hui les 1,3 milliard, les trajectoires de développement touristique des grandes destinations se différencient par leurs stratégies. Les plus performantes associent à leurs offres de séjour des études poussées sur les attentes de leurs visiteurs, inspirées du « parcours client » développé par le marketing. Comment ce concept s’applique-t-il à l’univers du tourisme ? Quels enseignements les professionnels peuvent-ils tirer d’une telle approche ?

Hi Pass Belgium

'Hi Belgium Pass' is a common initiative involving different Belgian organizations offering an advantageous travel formula for European Tourists. Starting on the 21th of April 2017, tourists can buy the 'Hi Belgium Pass' and fly from 50 cities in 18 European countries to Brussels Airport, from where they can take unlimited train rides around the country and visit a wealth of tourist attractions for free.

Accessibility for comemoration of the WWI

Visit Flanders just published two recent publications about the accessibility for every one of the  Great War Centenary.

Tourism integration in Regional Economies by the Region of Valencia


The regional strategy of the operational programme using European Funds for Regional Development in the planning period 2014/2020, related to tourism, is based on 3 pillars:

  1. Innovation and competitiveness for the productive ecosystem, with a particular focus on manufacturing industry pillar and relationship between tourism, cities and cultural drivers.
  2. Improvement of competitiveness linked to environmental sustainability and the use of resources.
  3. Enhance the social dimension in the territorial interventions.


General Plan for Sustainable Tourism of Andalusia Horizon 2020 co-financed by ERDF & EARDF


Andalusian Tourism in S3:

  • Priority 4. Strengthening Andalucía as a tourism destination, culture and leisure.”
  • Other priorities:
  1. Innovative products;
  2. accessibility;
  3. CCI;
  4. Synergies


General Plan for Sustainable Tourism of Andalusia Horizon 2020 co-financed by ERDF & EARDF

VisitScotland’s Internationalisation Programme 2015 – 2018


Scottish Visitor Economy in S3 is transversal:
•Creative industries
•Food and Drink
•Life &Sciences


VisitScotland’s Internationalisation Programme  2015 – 2018


Aim: Support Scottish SMEs attracting more visitors & income from overseas markets


Who: VisitScoltand in partnership with Scottish Development International, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterpris
Tourism SMEs at the core: DMOs


Tourism integration in Regional Economies by Tuscany


Valencia is an excellent example of integrating tourism in an horizontal approach which facilitates complementarity between the different European Funds mainly:

Tourism integration in Regional Economies by the German Speaking Community of Belgium


The German Community Speaking of Belgium is using ERDF to support employment and to promote destinations and itineraries while the EARDF to attract new investments.

Examples of this use are:

  • Digitalisation of tourism information
  • Complete revision of hiking trails network and signing (system with points of intersection) which is an ongoing project


Andalucia's S3

This plan is part of the General Plan for Sustainable Tourism of Andalusia Horizon 2020, co-financed by ERDF & EARDF. Tourism is one of the 8 priorities of the S3 in Andalusia: “Priority 4. Strengthening Andalucía as a tourism destination, culture and leisure.”

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