Survey on the attitudes of Europeans toward tourism 2010

Flash Eurobarometer has conducted a second wave to the survey held in 2009 where EU citizens where asked about their holidays in 2008 and their vacation plans for 2009. The current report presents comparative data between the two waves. Some of the results compare travel for leisure purposes in 2008 and 2009. It could be […]

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Recovery of tourism in Europe is underway

 The European Travel Commission, in its report of April 2010 European Travel Commission Trends 2010 points out to a slight recovery of the tourist activity in Europe over the next months, patterning on data s the first quarter of 2010. For example, the total passengers in airlines grew over the year earlier for the first time […]

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El Parco Nazionale delle 5 Terre receives a delegation from the Alt Empodà

“Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre (www.parconazionale5terre.it), defined as an “antropic” park, was created in 1999 in an area which was suffering a deep social, economic and demographic recession, which was a consequence of the abandonment of agricultural activity for its lack of competitivity. The tourist development strategy is therefore recent, and it’s based on valorising […]

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Tourism resources enhancement in Empordà – Costa Brava

On the 5th of March the work developed throughout 2009 by DCB Tourism and Local Development was presented to the public in Torroella de Montgrí (www.museudelamediterrania.org). This project was developed with the collaboration of the Tourist Departments of both Alt Empordà (www.empordaturisme.com) and Baix Empordà (www.baixemporda-costabrava.org). The aim is to define a united work strategy […]

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Congress and hotels guides for the sustainability in Barcelona

The environment department of the “Ajuntament de Barcelona”, with the collaboration of “Turisme de Barcelona”, has published the “Guia de congressos més sostenibles” (Guide to more sustainable conventions) and the “Guia d’hotels més sostenibles” (Guide to more sustainable hotels), with the goal to diffuse different action approaches to make activities and businesses from this branch […]

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Meeting among Volcanoes – an innovative project in Olot. La Garrotxa

  Meetings among Volcanoes http://reunionsentrevolcans.turismeolot.cat/html/english.html is a project set up by Olot City Council aimed at attracting congresses, conventions and other types of events to the city. Olot is the capital of the comarca of La Garrotxa www.turismegarrotxa.com and lies in the heart of the 40 volcanoes that are protected by the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone […]

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RETECORK – European Network of Cork Producing Territories

RETECORK, European Network of Cork Territories, is an entity that intends to group all territories and entities related to cork, including the ones who produce and manufacture currently as the ones who did it in the past. The work of this network should facilitate the comprehension of the importance of this field for local development […]

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A new model of tourism for Sant Pere Pescador

DCB – Turismo y Desarrollo Local has been working in recent months with Sant Pere Pescador’s council in the preparation of a territorial and tourism dynamization program for the town. The study, co-financed by the SOC (Occupation Service of Catalonia), proposes a work program which will allow the village to improve its tourist position, projecting […]

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The European Ramblers Association celebrates its annual conferences in La Palma

The island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, will host the “Festival de Senderismo y Montaña La Palma 2009”, within the context of the 40th ERA Conference. The congress will be organized by the European Ramblers Association (ERA), an organization which comprises more than 50 associations, of which 8 are from the Spanish state. […]

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