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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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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Project MEET “Mediterranean Experience of Eco- Tourism”

MEET is a sustainable tourism promotion project based on the preservation, improvement and understanding of the natural and cultural values ​​of the Mediterranean area. Led by Ferderparchi Italy, it involves 20 different protected areas in the Mediterranean countries (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Malta and Tunisia) and has the support of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) The project aims to establish a model for the development of ecotourism that […]

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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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With 243,000 associated jobs, the U.S. National Parks are a solid source of employment

Protecting the environment is not only beneficial to the ecosystem but also in terms of creating jobs and generating wealth. The U.S. National Park Service  has published the 2012 figures which demonstrates an increase in the number of visitors -280 million, that is, 4 million more than in 2011- and the support of 243,000 jobs. […]

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