Tag: local communities

EARTH conference on European Realities of Responsible Tourism

On December 2nd 2013 the conference  European Realities of Responsible Tourism took place in Brussels, gathering 25 speakers for sessions on responsible tourism, fair trade in tourism and accessible tourism best practices. Relevant and important contributions came from European  associations, cooperatives,  responsible tourism operators who apply the principles of innovation, dynamism, diversity, responsibility and collaboration in promoting …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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