10 years of DCB Tourism and Local Development

This year we mark the 10th anniversary of the DCB Turisme i Desenvolupament Local foundation! DCB did not come up overnight, more likely it was an evolution and a cluster of situations that led to the creation of the consultancy. In fact, both Josep Capellà and Inma Ballbé had devoted part of their professional career […]

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Glamping and singular accommodation

How 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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Accommodation for birdwatchers

The 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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Digital Tourism Innovation Campus 2014

On the 20th and 21st of November Ignasi Capellà from DCB Tourism and Local Development assisted the Digital Tourism Innovation Campus, held at the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona. It’s the main event of the Digital Tourism Think Tank and consists of one of the main worldwide events on the exchange of digital marketing information […]

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The Travel Foundation

  The Travel Foundation is an independent charity working organization founded  in 2003 with the aim of working with the tourism industry to achieve a more sustainable future for social and environmental tourist destinations. The foundation conducts innovative projects and encourages tourism companies to integrate sustainable tourism to their business, whether it be by protecting […]

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Smarter Tourism : ¿What cities are doing well?

The MasterCard’s 2014 Global Destination Cities Index is an indicator that evaluates 132 major tourist destinations in the world. This indicator has determined that in the last 5 years the expenditure by international tourists has skyrocketed. The growth rates of international visitor arrivals and their cross-border spending in the 132 destination cities covered by the […]

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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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AITO, Association of Independent Tour Operators

AITO 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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Adventure tourism goes sustainable

Veilletourisme.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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