Good Practices

Good Practices

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

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2020 in Tirol

Summer Season Figures:

- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Tirol was having in average 12,3 million tourists and 50 million overnights staying somehow equally distributed between winter and summer seasons. 

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2020 in Valencia Region

Summer Season Figures

- The Region of Valencia had 5 consecutive years of growth in all the main tourism indicators, both economic (tourism GDP, contribution to tax collection, number of tourist arrivals and distribution throughout the year, increase of the average stay and spending capacity, ...) and social (direct and indirect employment, quality of employment, ….). This until the COVID pandemic heated Europe.


To be a smart destination, Tuscany Region favour the digitalisation of the entire tourism chain, through financial instruments, ad hoc events and active involvement of private companies in its digital promotion campaign.

Social, Web, Artificial Intelligence promote in Lombardy!

The Digital Tourism Ecosystem, established by Regione Lombardia, is a complex platform, designed to connect many different actors.

From tourists to tourism operators, from info-points to local authorities, through a set of services, provided in 5 languages.

Regional COVID19 Tourism Risk Assessment Model based on Customer Journey by Lapland

The aim of the model is to create a safe travel corridor/bubble for the holiday charter flights, a safe journey for the tourists from their country of origin to the destination Lapland and back home again.  Lapland has been a very popular winter holiday destination for decades bringing thousands of international tourists mainly from Europe and Asia.

Donegal TIDE project for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism

TIDE project is a €2.4 million Interreg Area Programme 2014-2020 for Historical Maritime Tourism bringing 7 Atlantic Regions together with a common Maritime dimension & rich in Historical Heritages & Cultures.

Development Plan for the Danish West Coast

The development plan sets the path for long term, sustainable development of the Danish West Coast.

By gathering 3 DMOS and 11 municipalities the plan aims to support sustainable growth in tourism without harming nature.

Sardinian Sustainable Development and Climate Change Adaptation Regional Strategies within the EU cohesion policy framework

In a moderate scenario, Sardinia foresees this year a 30% drop in tourism while in the worst-case scenario - a drop of 50 %.

Sardinia is convinced that tourism is a key driver in achieving the aims of the UN SDGs and that is why their Sustainable Development Regional Strategy focus on all of them.

Measures for a safety reopening of businesses activities in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna has made an important commitment in the adoption of the ordinances and measures to mitigate the covid 19 risk for the reopening in safety of the trade activities and the tourism supply chain, in the phase after the lock-down, defining and issuing the safety protocols, shared with trade associations, trade unions and representatives of local authorities.

Geochallenge of Wallonia

A unique competition in Wallonia. The Walloon public administration (of Belgium) organized, with the support of the Digital Agency, a competition, the Geochallenge, aimed at developing innovative services and solutions (web solutions, mobile applications, etc.) based on the use and promotion of the Walloon geographic information contained in the Geoportal of Wallonia, for the benefit of mobility, the environment and natural heritage, the economy and social action.

ASSL Upgrade Programme of Swedish Lapland

ASSL Upgrade is a special adaptation of ‘Arctic Spirit in Swedish Lapland’ (ASSL) which is the destination's own business and product development program. ASSL has been developed and made available through the Structural Funds projects ‘Destination Capacity Building in Swedish Lapland’ and ‘Business Capacity Development in Swedish Lapland’.

Through ASSL Upgrade, 100 tourism companies in Swedish Lapland were offered the chance to develop their operations with compensation for direct salary costs.

Grand Tour of Catalonia

“Grand Tour of Catalonia”  is one of the new tourism products the Catalan Tourist Board and the Directorate General for Tourism of the Catalan Government are developing to enable the implementation of their 4Ds strategy:  deseasonalisation, diversification, distinction and development (economic and sociocultural) and to support the sector’s recovery of the COVID19 pandemic. It also integrates two major transversal axes: sustainability and digitalization.

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