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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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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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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New cycling tourism studies in Europe

Cycling tourism is one of the biggest  growth sectors in tourism, as shown by several studies that have been published recently, and presented in our blog. http://www.decaba.com/en/cicloturisme-a-franca/ http://www.decaba.com/en/oportunitats-del-turisme-de-bicicleta-a-alemanya/ Recently there have been new studies on this growing phenomenon. One of these studies is promoted by the European Parliament, indicating that this activity generates 44 billion […]

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French will travel less on holidays to the Mediterranean

According to a survey published today by Le Figaro on the occasion of the Salon Mondial du Tourisme in Paris. A 43% of respondents informed they were planning to travel to Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece or Turquey, face to 50% last year. www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2012/03/15/97002-20120315FILWWW00527-la-mediterranee-attirera-moins-cet-ete.php

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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 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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