Good Practices

Good Practices

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

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.

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 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.

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
 

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.

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

PACA's Experience on Cultural Itinearies at the European Tourism Forum 2014

 

Regional strategy for accessible tourism: The regional strategy is designed to highlight the disconnection between the market and the industry, access is enshrined as a compliance issue, not a market issue.

Catalonia's Experience on Tourism Accessibility at the European Tourism Forum 2014

 

Ecomobility, organization of the touring around the symbiosis City – Port - Hinterland: the concept of Odyssea Protect Eco-Station.

Scottish Experience on Tourism Accessibility at the European Tourism Forum 2014

 

Regional strategy for accessible tourism: Yearly Action Plan for Accessibility, which is part of the Strategic Plan and Marketing Plan of the Catalan General Directorate for Tourism.
As regards of the development of specific accessibility services and offer, since 2007 the amount of accessible tourism equipment, resources and services has increased between a 10 and 15% per year.

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