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

The 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

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

From 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

The 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

The 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

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 speakers […]

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Vilamaniscle, selected in the programme VIURE AL POBLE – FEDER

Vilamaniscle, a little village in the area of Alt Empordà (between the Natural Parks of Albera and Cap de Creus), very close to the French border, has been selected by the Department of Government and Public Administration of the Government of Catalonia, within the programme “Viure al Poble” (Living in the village). This programme is […]

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