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 2021 in NECSTouR Regions

How did this summer season go? Did the measures deploy matched the Regional expectations?
We already gathered the insights from some of the members of our network:

 

Balance per Region:

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in West Sweden

Plan/Priorities for the season

Our plan is to get more visitors where places are not full and reduce the number of visitors at place with a risk for over tourism. Most of our efforts goes towards development and marketing of other parts of the year than the summer season.

 

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Veneto

Plan/Priorities for the season

We have paid great attention to safety and compliance with the prevention measures against covid.

The promotion focused on the domestic and German-speaking markets.

 

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Valencia Region

Plan/Priorities for the season

Summer season is our pick season, so we focus our work more on the rest of the year, trying to extend the touristic activity through all of it, our main goal is reducing seasonality and demand diversity. Anyway, due to the pandemic, specific marketing actions have been carried out, specially, online.

 

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Navarra

Plan/Priorities for the season

While there was no specific plan for the summer of 2021, actions taken during this season were within the framework of our 2020-2022 Plan of Action. An essential part of the plan is funding the transformation of the sector within the outline of Next Generation and sustainable destinations.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Galicia

Plan/Priorities for the season

We had an specific scheme called “Galicia: safe destination” focused in the following priorities:
- Adaptation of the tourist sector to the new scenario
- Regain confidence of the visitor in Galicia as a safe destination

 

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in the Danish West Coast Partnership

Plan/Priorities for the season

The Danish West Coast Partnership is testing the West Coast App during the summer 2021. The app has been created to ensure good quality information to the tourists as well as a way of gathering more data on preferences and movement of the tourists.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in the Basque Country

The balance of the tourism season in Basque Country is from June and July because the final data of August will be published at the end of September.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Catalonia

Impact of the pandemic on numbers of visitors

The two high-intensity summer months (July and August) have behaved unevenly across the territory. The coast has withstood the high season with subsistence occupations, the interior has once again had excellent results and the city of Barcelona has suffered the most considerably.

Markets:

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Andalusia

Plan/Priorities for the season

Once the most stringent restrictions on mobility imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, several initiatives have been launched in Andalucía, in order to recover the tourism industry, both from the point of view of the offer and the demand, as well as for the regeneration of the destinations.

New Vision "Destination South Limburg 2030"

To positively influence the development of tourism, all municipal councils in South Limburg worked together for the first time in the 150-year touristic history of South Limburg to lay out a vision of tourism that would steer the tanker of tourism in South Limburg to a GREEN Destination.

This vision was called ‘Destination Zuid Limburg 2030’ (Destination South Limburg 2030). The new vision is built on five pillars: Quality, Enticing, Experience South Limburg's Great Stories, Sustainable Rejuvenation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Balearic Islands' Initiatives on Circular Economy

The Government of the Balearic Islands as part of its commitment on climate action, has financed different initiatives on circular economy in the tourism sector by using the sustainable tourism tax. For example, one concrete initiative enabled a hotel to buy machinery to produce compost from the hotel kitchen/garden waste. The organic compost was given to a local farmer who used it to grow vegetables which were then given to the hotel.

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