Tag: Case Study

Underestimating Risk

Travel FoundationThe is a UK tour operator funded charity that runs environmental & livelihoods projects overseas to demonstrate how sustainable tourism can work. They commissioned a qualification development and training project in Egypt based on the recommendations of a EuropeAid funded project, to raise professionalism in the snorkeling instructors. While a benefits analysis had been …

Continue reading

Marketing is crucial for sustainability

Marketing is key to ensuring sustainability beyond project funding. Alpine Pearls is a network of 28 communities in the Alps (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia) that offer easy, yet comfortable ways to enjoy holidays with environmentally friendly transport. The network is the result of two European Union projects (Alps Mobility and Alps Mobility II …

Continue reading

Adapt your Learning Approaches to Your Target Audience

Convincing senior management to take up company-wide sustainability actions is far more complex than sending a business case leaflet. They are often suspicious of third parties offering advice and are usually the people with less available time in the organization”. While there are many examples of front line staff and middle management operational-type of training, there are fewer examples …

Continue reading

How to submit a successful sustainable proposal

The European Network Odyssea, member of NECSTouR and developed thanks to several EU funded projects explains 4 tips to submit a successful sustainable proposal. Odyssea is a European strategic project developing an innovative solution for sustainable maritime tourism, a new way of discovering a country from the port and harbour city structured around 4 sets …

Continue reading

Active participation in Naples!

From the 3rd to the 5th of April took place in Naples the training course on Project management for Sustainable Tourism. The course was held in the premises of Università Sur Orsola Benincasa. During three intensive days the participants were learning about efficient planification and implementation of tourism projects. In Naples, in particular, the two key case studies …

Continue reading

Long-Term Success Comes from Listening to Your Beneficiaries

The main secret to making a project sustainable after it has closed is to involve local people as much as possible and do things THEY need, not just what the project monitoring team needs. This is the case for the “Proposals for environmental policy and governance based on demonstration of environmental, social and economic benefits from tourism …

Continue reading

The importance of the Project Initiation Document – Barcelona Case

How does the Project Manager, after commissioning the contract, manage to steer the project beyond a narrow outputs scope with limited impact for the supposed beneficiaries, to actually have the scale and purpose needed to achieve the named outcomes? PM4ESD™ Lear more about the importance of the Project Initiation Document in our manual! Project Initiation …

Continue reading

Empowering Local Promoters to Manage Projects Themselves

In sustainable tourism projects, the project manager or external consultant leads or carries most of the community consultation work and selection of key areas of intervention. While there is a role for a project manager in these tasks, the feeling that much of this knowledge and work will simply go to an archived report that …

Continue reading

Financial Sustainability Depends on Being Creative

A town with 20 inhabitants may not seem like the obvious place to find a case study of financial sustainability from building a museum for 400.000 € of public funding. The trick was that this museum was designed with an understanding of the multiple purposes and audiences it would need to cater for, and serves …

Continue reading

Accepting a long-term view in destination changes

Mature tourism destinations often frame their regeneration or strategic development plans under a sustainability agenda. The complexity comes from creating a positive process of change that will visibly move a destination in the right direction, under the requirements of funders and political pressures, while the reality of destination-wide change is that changes occur slowly. This …

Continue reading