Tag: sustainable tourism

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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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 …

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Studying, the way to success

Our delegates in Brussels expressed the necessity to study hard in order to obtain the PM4ESD™ qualification. The exam always take place the last day and has a duration of 40 minutes (50 for non-native English speakers). Each examination consists of 50 questions. The pass mark is 50% or more of the marks, i.e. 25 or more marks …

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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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Improving tourism project management in Barcelona

Another PM4ESD™ Foundation training course has been held! The last stop was in Barcelona from the 8th of April to the 10th. 26 participants took the course in order to improve their skills on project management for sustainable tourism. In Barcelona, for instance, the real breakfast was used to promote authentic food. PM4ESD team would like …

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5 recommendations to create a successful and strong partnership in Europe

Did you know how important is to choose the correct partners for an efficient project management? Today, JLAG, one of our parters in T4EST proposes 5 suggestions to help you to build up a successful partnership to develop a European project.   1. Build up and connect your project idea within European Tourism Policies. An initial idea is the …

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Maximise the impact of your intervention

Projects to train stakeholders in sustainable tourism often use the number of participants and the number of nationalities represented as key performance indicators– this however says little about how much they learned, or more importantly how that learning has been applied to their practices.   NEPAL CASE A EuropeAid Asia Invest project, Marketing Assistance to Nepal …

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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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“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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