Good Practices

Good Practices

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

Odyssea Experience on Smart Cooperation in Cruise Tourism

 

What is the importance of Cruise Tourism in your Regional Strategy/Regional Tourism Strategy?

The government of Catalonia is implementing the Tourism Strategic Plan for 2013-2016, and cruise tourism is one of the master plans that has to be developed as a tourist product.

Figures 2014:
· Barcelona: 2.364.292 passengers
· Sant Carles + Palamós + Roses : 43.000

Basque Experience on Smart Cooperation in Cruise Tourism

 

Context

What is the importance of Cruise Tourism in your Regional Strategy/Regional Tourism Strategy?

Andalusia with 16 commercial ports and 2 river ports, the major shipping companies all over the world have set their targets on the strategic Andalusian coast, with over a thousand kilometres of coastline, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, modern port facilities and a huge cultural and artistic heritage that will astonish cruise passengers.

PACA Experience on Smart Cooperation in Cruise Tourism

 

Context (regarding Marinas in PACA)

With 135 marinas and fishing ports and over 60,000 streams rings, Provence- Alpes-Côte d'Azur is the first region in France in terms of capacity to welcome pleasure boating and one of the main areas of navigation for yachts.

Catalan Experience on Smart Cooperation in Cruise Tourism

 

Context: Odyssea Blue Tourism, bound for Cruise operators

Odyssea is an Ecotourism Network of Blue Routes and Green Routes along water around Port cities (70 port cities, in 9 countries and 16 Mediterranean and European regions).

The goal of the network is to structure a new thematic tourism in Europe: Blue Tourism. A thematic recognized by a collective mark. A concrete way to promote together original ecotourism offers that guarantee more attractivity for engaged maritime and river destinations, a best competitiveness and jobs creation.

Andalusian Experience on Smart Cooperation in Cruise Tourism

 

Context

What is the importance of Cruise Tourism in your Region?

Since 1997 when the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum was opened, the number of cruise liners arriving at Euskadi has increased year after year. The Port of Bilbao is the main docking point for cruise liners in Euskadi, although Pasajes also receives the occasional small cruiser.

Andalucía Region: ODYSSEUS Maritime Cultural Routes

The Good Practice aimed to create more year round and higher paid/quality jobs in connection with cultural and creative sectors.

Cornwall Priorities for Investment on November 2014

The aim was to Measures Transferring experiences and sharing solutions in order to promote cultural tourism preserving and disseminating the cultural legacy and incorporating local SMEs along the cultural routes. The initiatives has been financed by ERDF-InTERREG IVC.

CERTESS by the Balearic Islands: Transferring experiences, Sharing Solutions

 

Developing an Archeological Cultural Route to generate new cultural tourism products, strengthen the destination branding strategy with the help of ERDF fund.

 

EU Fund:  ERDF – INTERREG IVC

•Challenges faced: Lack of common methodology in creating cultural routes in the region

 

Aim: Transferring experiences, sharing solutions: CERTESS

 

Investment Priority: Cultural Heritage and Landscape
 

CERTESS by the Andalucía Region: Transferring experiences, Sharing Solutions

The aim was a sustainable tourist territorial development around a coastal or riverside destination and its pleasant harbour (by following the Odyssea tourist model). The investiments priorities were to introduce the ICTs in the promotion, dissemination and commercialization of resources and products of tourist destinations and the territories around, incorporating local SMEs related direct or indirectly with tourism service. The initiative has been financed by the ERDF.

Financing Tourism through European Funds in Cornwall

 

•EU Fund:  ERDF – INTERREG IVC

•Challenges faced: Lack of common methodology in creating cultural routes in the region

 

Aim: Transferring experiences, sharing solutions: CERTESS

CERTESS of Andalusia: Transferring Experiences, Sharing Solutions

 

Current  Position -  November 2014

•The final programme has yet to be approved by the UK Government and EC

•Draft progamme for ESF and ERDF is “sector blind” i.e does not include or exclude any sector

•The high priority is  the value of the employment rather than volume.

•The EARDF programme is nationally administered in the UK and does include a specific reference to rural sustainable tourism development

 

Priorities for Investment-  November 2014

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