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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Open Days

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 the […]

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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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European support for green travel

The 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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