Glamping and singular accommodation

TweetHow shall we spend our holidays? Where shall we go? What do we want to do?  Where shall we stay? The options used to be straightforward: a beach holiday or visiting beauty spots inland, relaxing or doing trips and touring, staying with friends and family or in hotels, apartments and on campsites in tents and […]

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Mature coastal destinations

TweetThe importance of the Mediterranean coastline as a tourist destination is revealed by figures published by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In 2014, 19% of all the world’s tourist arrivals (214.9 million visitors) touched down in this region, which consists of the countries of southern and Mediterranean Europe; furthermore, over the previous four years this […]

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Accommodation for birdwatchers

TweetThe DCB Turisme i Desevolupament Local team is in contact with numerous professionals who lend us assistance with some of our projects. One of the tasks that we most enjoy is providing personalized advice to businesses in the tourism sector, which enables us to get to know a variety of different tourism professionals. One such […]

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Walkers & Cyclist Welcome: You’re all welcome!

TweetWalkers Welcome & Cyclist Welcome are two initiatives set in the UK so that tourists who engage in hiking or biking excursions can identify what accommodations offer quality services that are tailored to their particular needs. Quality in Tourism (QiT), acts as the official regulator body for VisitEngland, and is entrusted with monitoring the quality of British establishments. […]

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Project MEET “Mediterranean Experience of Eco- Tourism”

TweetMEET is a sustainable tourism promotion project based on the preservation, improvement and understanding of the natural and cultural values ​​of the Mediterranean area. Led by Ferderparchi Italy, it involves 20 different protected areas in the Mediterranean countries (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Malta and Tunisia) and has the support of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) The project aims to establish a model for the development of ecotourism that […]

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Bike Hotels SüdTirol (ITALY)

Tweet  BikeHotels Südtirol is an initiative located in the Italian region of Alto Adige (Südtirol in German) which brings together 35 hotels and 8 service enterprises related to cycling (guiding, bike rental, etc..). Through a highly interactive site, trip planners can choose accommodation, tour packages and hire the services of cycling guide companies according to […]

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AITO, Association of Independent Tour Operators

TweetAITO and its members acknowledge that tourism can have an enviromental, social and economic impact on the destination involved, so they have developed a set of guidelines intended to help companies, customers and local suppliers identify their common responsibilities to: Protect the Enviroment – its flora, fauna and landscapes Respect local cultures – traditions, religions […]

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With 243,000 associated jobs, the U.S. National Parks are a solid source of employment

TweetProtecting the environment is not only beneficial to the ecosystem but also in terms of creating jobs and generating wealth. The U.S. National Park Service  has published the 2012 figures which demonstrates an increase in the number of visitors -280 million, that is, 4 million more than in 2011- and the support of 243,000 jobs. […]

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Adventure tourism goes sustainable

TweetVeilletourisme.ca published an article about how adventure tourism is embracing bigger approach to sustainability criteria. It emphasizes that companies engaged in adventure sports decide to go down the path of sustainability in the hopes of preserving their key resources and meeting the needs of their clientele. According to TripAdvisor, in 2012, 70% of American travellers said […]

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