Walkers & Cyclist Welcome: You’re all welcome!

Walkers 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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Bike Hotels SüdTirol (ITALY)

  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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Rice Grower Territories Network located in protected natural areas

This network, initiated by Montsià Actiu in 2012 with the collaboration of different social and economic actors from Delta de l’Ebre, is compounded by the main rice producers territories around Spain located in protected natural areas. These territories are Doñana in Andalusia, la Albufera in València and el Delta de l’Ebre in Catalunya Rice Grower Territories […]

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Nature Reserves and Tourism: Threat or Opportunity

There is a good article dedicated to the Natural Reserves under the title of “Fourteen nature treasures”, includes an interview with Juan Carlos del Olmo, WWF Spain general secretary, which was published last March 24th in the EL PAÍS SEMANAL “ESPAÑA EN POSITIVO” magazine. Here you will find the article “Fourteen nature treasures”. The article […]

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Alpine Pearls

In a previous post on this blog we talked about “Respect the Mountains”. This organization creates awareness about mountain areas, promoting sustainable tourism and drawing attention to these unique areas. A member of this organization is Alpine Pearls. This is an association of 28 Alpine tourist areas specialized as a environmentally friendly destinations. Some areas of Germany, […]

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Respect the mountains

Mountains are an essential part of our planet. They  provide essential fresh water to billions of people worldwide, are home to wildlife, flora and fauna and offer a place for mountain lovers to be inspired, to play and to adventure. During the sky season many tourists visit the Alps every year, and the environmental damages […]

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New cycling tourism studies in Europe

Cycling tourism is one of the biggest  growth sectors in tourism, as shown by several studies that have been published recently, and presented in our blog. http://www.decaba.com/en/cicloturisme-a-franca/ http://www.decaba.com/en/oportunitats-del-turisme-de-bicicleta-a-alemanya/ Recently there have been new studies on this growing phenomenon. One of these studies is promoted by the European Parliament, indicating that this activity generates 44 billion […]

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New document on tourist ecomobility experiences in France

In 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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Ecomobility in rural areas

One 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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