INSIGHTS – INTEGRATED SLOW, GREEN AND HEALTHY TOURISM STRATEGIES

Tourism Project

Title in original language: INSIGHTS - INTEGRATED SLOW, GREEN AND HEALTHY TOURISM STRATEGIES

Region(s): Danube region
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 01/2017-06/2019
Objectives and results of the project:

3 Thematic Pillars of INSiGHTS, such as (1) integrated tourism management schemes, (2) coordinated tourism supply development linked to greenways, (3) promotion of healthy & eco-conscious lifestyle. The smart tools and methods will be tested and cross-checked by pairs of partners through pilot actions centred around the key thematic issues. Finally, for maximising the policy impact of the project, Transnational Policy Recommendations will be put on the table of decision-makers.
Main results of INSiGHTS thus will be improved participatory governance frameworks tackling responsible green tourism development, able to support bottom-up networks of tourism providers and generation of quality-driven green tourism packages, which will attract more eco-conscious visitors. Improving the environmental attitude of all players within the complex tourism ecosystem will lead to a better balance between protection and sustainable exploitation of local resources, reduce the ecological footprint of destinations and also contribute considerably to sustainable socio-economic development for the benefit of local communities.

Implementing organization / institution:

Pons Danubii European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. office@ponsdanubii.eu

Project partners:

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute for Tourism (HR), Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia, Zala County Government (HU), Local Action Group “Central Istria”, Regional Development Agency with Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BLG), Donautal-Aktiv e.V. Registered Association (GER), Regional Economic Development Agency for Šumadija and Pomoravlje (SRB), Plovdiv District Administration (BLG), Komárom-Esztergom County(HU), CEEweb for Biodiversity (HU), Harghita County Council (RO), Istrian Region - Administrative Department for Tourism (CRO)

Total amount of the project: 2 308 170,55
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Danube Transnatioal Programme