2011 News

TweetIn the last few months, Josep Capellà and DCB have developed different projects related to the enhancement of territorial and protected areas’ values and local development. These are the following: CORKLANDTOUR – RETECORK, the european network of cork producing territories, coordinated by Josep Capellà, has presented a project to the Enterprise and Industry Department of […]

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Josep Capella, interviewed on José Luis Gallego’s “Naturalmente”

TweetThe value of natural and environmental heritage is increasingly appreciated by visitors who travel to Spain and Europe’s coastal areas. In the last fifty years, construction and massive urbanization have affected these landscapes which have seen how their face has been completely changed. This is why many areas have now decided that the safest bet to win some […]

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New document on tourist ecomobility experiences in France

TweetIn the seminar “Ecomobility en rural areas (http://www.decaba.com/en/ecomobilitat/), held in Paris on the 9th February, it was announced that a study, based on examples of good practices of ecomobility in tourism and leisure identified in different areas, was in progress. This report has been published this week by the “Réseau des Grands Sites de France”, […]

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European citizens choose nearby destinations, and Spain in most cases, for 2011 holidays

TweetThe third wave of Eurobarometer surveys on vacational tendencies, which started in 2009 to study the citizens’ holiday plans during the credit crunch, has just been published in http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_328_en.pdf. The resulting data is provided by 30.000 surveys carried out between the 24th and the 28th of Febraury 2011 in EU countries. In addition, they were […]

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European support for green travel

TweetThe EU’s citizens’ commitment to the search of more sustainable methods of transportation has become evident in the results released by an Eurobarometer survey conducted in 27 EU states. Among other data, the study shows that two out of three drivers would be willing to compromise on car speed to reduce emissions; 53% would agree […]

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Ecomobility in rural areas

TweetOne of most tourist destinations’ weaknesses is ecomobility. This is concept which isn’t used much, often due to the absence of any actions, and when these are executed, the lack of promotion and communication leaves them in the background. The “Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava – Girona”, represented by Josep Capellà as a member of […]

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Enhancement of mountain products and of the natural and cultural heritage of the Pyrenees

TweetFrom the Basque Country to Catalonia, both from the French and the Spanish side, the Pyrenees cover a very extensive area. The amount of co-existing cultures and the complexity of the territory and its population make joint actions very difficult to carry out. The weekend of the 4th and 5th February, a conference was held […]

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Forum Pour l’Océan

TweetThe 37th edition of World Festival of Underwater Pictures  (http://www.underwater-festival.com), promoted by Daniel Mercier, was celebrated this year in the Palais du Pharo, in Marseille. Photographs, audiovisual material, films and books which have entered different competitions are all on exposition at the festival. Daniel, who has always approved the Medes Islands  Marine Reserve’s experience, gave […]

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RETECORK – Europan network of cork territories

TweetThe project presented by RETECORK, European Network of Cork Territories, www.retecork.org called Territorios Corcheros. El corcho y los paisajes corcheros como base del desarrollo sostenible en zonas rurales, has been selected in the frame of the 2010 call for projects “Red Rural Nacional”, of the  Spanish Environment, Rural and Marine Ministry. This project has obtained […]

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Senderos de La Gomera. Walking paths in La Gomera

Tweet New experiences and ideas on walking and nature-based tourism in a forum organized by the National Park of Garajonay. A scenary in which the attendants were able to debate about the present and the future of a destination which is recognized by many hikers in Europe, La Gomera – Canary Islands. One of the […]

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