Tag: responsible tourism

“The exam is terrifying but I am learning more than I expected”

The first 15 trainees of the session in Évora, Alentejo, finished the course acknowledging the necessity of improving project management skills for sustainable tourism projects. The group will be informed about their exam results in about 2 to 3 weeks. The Alentejo group with the trainers Silvia Barbone and Xavier Font And remember this is …

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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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“Good plan, first class communication and focused team members”

Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall (UK), and active member of NECSTouR network has been invited to share with the team of PM4ESD some tips about project management.  There is the old saying that “you cannot manage what you do not measure” and this is especially true of project management, as project management is all …

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Training Calendar 2013 – Infographic Map

Starting next week in Alentejo, Portugal, the team of the project T4EST (Training for European Sustainable Tourism) will be travelling around Europe during 2013 spreading the word of the manual PM4ESD™. Follow them by checking this map! Download here the Frequently Asked Questions and the Training programme to know all the details.  

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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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 …

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The first certified project managers

The first training course process under the Project Management for European Sustainable Development (PM4ESD™) certification has been completed in January 2013. This training course has been taking place in Amman (Jordan) between 18-22 November, 2012 and 6-10 January, 2013. In the first part of the training last year attended 39 site managers and other archaeological …

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NECSTouR, regions committed to sustainable tourism

cooperation, network

NECSTouR supports the exchange of good practices on sustainable tourism as well as the development of joint initiatives aiming to boost the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector in the territory. Such is our objective and “raison d’être” as European platform for cooperation in this field, gathering regional authorities competent in tourism – following the …

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FITUR Events Guide – Sustainable Tourism

The International Tourism Trade Fair will be held in Madrid between the 30th of January and the 3rd of February 2013. As the event is committed to enhance the sustainable development of tourism many conferences, seminars and debates will be organised in order to discuss the current trends on this topic. If you are looking for …

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