Open Days 2012 valoration

TweetOpen Days 2012, the European Week of Regions and Cities, was held in Brussels from the 8th to the 11th of October. This is a four day event which is celebrated annually in the European Union’s venues in Brussels, such as the European Commission, the Committee of Regions and the local and regional representations of […]

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Open Days

Tweet The OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The event was created in 2003 when […]

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Longe Côte (walking in shallow waters)

TweetIn France, the “randonne” concept is gaining new modalities: walking, cycling, horse-riding,  kayaks… and most recently, walking in water. The French Hiking Federation has explained the popularity of this coastal aquatic march, a sport discipline which consists on walking on the coastline, with water to reaching up to just below the diaphragm. This is a […]

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Wetlands and Tourism for the Ramsar Convention

TweetThe Ramsar Wetlands Convention is an intergovernmental treaty which emerged as a result of a convention celebrated in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar, promoted by different international environmental organizations. This convention includes protocols and different publications that its member countries (nowadays 163 members) have launched to maintain the ecological characteristics of their areas […]

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Tour Natur 2012

TweetLast week, Inma Ballbé attended the Tour Natur 2012 in Dusseldorf (Germany), a fair specialized in outdoor activities, now in its 10th year. www.tournatur.com This edition had 275 exhibitors divided in two halls, one of which was entirely focused on hiking material stands (with clothing, shoes, kayaks). The other hall was focused on destinations with […]

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Cyclotourist study in France

TweetWith the aim to learn the reasons for the success of some of their most popular itineraries and routes, as well as the different types of clients which use them, France is analysing the cycling proposals that french and international tour operators offer in the country. The study has been launched by the Ministery of […]

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Tourist market segmentation. The “Best of Wandern” example

TweetThe Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (http://www.oecd.org) recently defined the challenges that the tourist industry will face in the following years in the “OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2010 ” report. This document reflects that in order to face globalization, the tourist markets are changing and they will continue to do so. Some […]

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Responsible diving

TweetThe concept and the principles of the responsible tourism have reached the diving world. Longitude 181 (http://www.longitude181.com/welcome.php) is a French association whose aim is to discover the extraordinary biological and cultural diversity of the world allowing anyone to enjoy the treasures of our planet in the future, in a sustainable and fair way. The honorary […]

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“Senderos Señalizados y Desarrollo Rural Sostenible” studio

TweetThe Spanish Mountaineering Federation has published a document “Senderos Señalizados y Desarrollo Rural Sostenible”. The aim of this studio how walking activities can contribute to rural development. The studio can be downloaded in pdf. and there is also an informative video. http://www.noticiasfedme.es/index.php?mmod=article&file=details&iN=107 Tweet

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LOHAS, health and welfare more and more important in holiday’s attitudes

TweetThe LOHAS concept (Lifestyle of Health and sustainability) describes an estimated 290 billion dollars U.S. marketplace. This marketplace for goods and services are focused on health, environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. Approximately 13-19% of the adults in the U.S. are currently considered LOHAS consumers, but their power as a consumer remains untapped. […]

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