Tag: responsible tourism

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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FINAL CONFERENCE: Successful tourism projects for 2014-2020

Our FINAL CONFERENCE will be the occasion to highlight all the aspects included in the PM4SD® and to answer questions such as: How to contribute to enhance more impactful benefits for sustainable tourism development? How to use properly the word ‘sustainability’? Which challenges sustainable tourism has to face to be competitive? WHERE & WHEN? 19th September 2013 | 11.30 …

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Why coming to Naples and join the Summer School?

Still hesitant? Find in today’s post several reasons to attend the first Summer School on Project Management for Sustainable Tourism Because it will be the first high level event gathering international experts committed to address the issue of how to professionalize sustainable tourism project management including: Representatives of UNEP, European Commission, European Investment Bank, GIZ, Euromed …

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Experienced course in Leeds

30 students attended the PM4SD training course in Leeds, ranging from two Project Managers from the World Tourism Organization to the sustainability manager for Thomas Cook or the Tourism Programme Officer for the Organisation of East Caribbean States. The level of participation was very high and the event went smoothly as elements of the methodology …

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Better places to live and better places to visit; in that order

Today we are pleased to share with you the foreword of our PM4SD manual written by professor Harold Goodwin, from Leeds Metropolitan University, and International Centre for Responsible Tourism. Professor Goodwin will be also one of the high-level speakers of our upcoming Summer School on project management. Due to his wide experience in such a topic we will …

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Networking for a better public action

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, founder member of NECSTouR have been invited to share with us best practices on EU tourism networks.  The PACA Region has initiated some networks, animated and coordinated together with the Tourism Board in order to improve the synergy of their actions and to monitor the circulation of information among their members. The …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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