Tag: sustainable tourism

“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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In project management, are funders your key stakeholders?

Remember that the funder financing the project can be your most important stakeholder, not only because they provide the funding for the project, but because you will be responding to their call for tender. Take time to understand their needs, whether this is a project financed internally by your organisation, you have a contract with …

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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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Are we too scared to measure the impact of funded projects?

Too many externally financed projects have less impact on the beneficiaries than initially stated, because the project management team responds to the reporting requirements of the donor- and these often revolve around providing evidence of expenditure against budget headings and key performance indicators as outputs, but not outcomes. Outputs are the things you did during …

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6 countries, 6 months, 6 trainings and 1 summer school

Our training calendar is ready! Starting on the 25th of February in Alentejo, Portugal, and finishing with the summer school on the 12th of July in Naples, Italy, T4EST will cross 6 countries to spread the knowledge on how to increase project management skills for sustainable tourism.   After the 6 training sessions 100 professionals …

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