Sustainable Georgia: a must see destination for visitors and tourism planners

Georgia, the country claiming to be the birthplace of wine,  is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and a marvellous canvas for walkers, riders, cyclists, rafters and travellers of any kind (Lonely Planet).  Wine tourism, mountain tourism, sustainable tourism, have been the key themes of international conferences and events, showing the leadership of Georgia … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Eduardo Santander, Executive Director at European Travel Commission (ETC).

Which is the main scope of the Tourism Manifesto? Why was it needed? Tourism represents a key sector of the European economy, generating almost 10% of total EU-28 GDP and employing 25 million people. Despite these valuable benefits, European tourism does not receive the importance it deserves on the policy making scene. In response to … [Read more…]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: an opportunity for rural tourism. Angela Di Rubbo, who manages “Regio Tratturo Agriturismo” tells us her story as host organization.

My name is Angelica Di Rubbo and I manage my family-run agritourism called Regio Tratturo and located in Ariano Irpino (www.regiotratturo.com), Southern Italy. At the beginning of 2012, Jleg Consulting suggested that we take part in the “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, an exchange program promoted by the European Commission. Our first thought was that this … [Read more…]

EP TOURISM TASK FORCE PRIORITIES FOR 2012/2013

The European Parliament Tourism Task Force, in line with the Report on “Europe the world’s No 1 tourist destination” (2011),  proposes six priorities to work on for 2012 and 2013 : Cooperation, Tourism for all, Attracting New Flows, Diversification, Quality, Resources.  The Task Force is chaired  the TRAN Chair, currently  Mr Brian Simpson, and the standing Rapporteur from the … [Read more…]

New technologies crucial to promote snow and mountain destinations

Forty-hundred participants from 32 countries met in La Massana (Andorra) at the 7th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism, organized jointly by the UNWTO, the Government of Andorra and the seven Andorran Comun (local authorities). The Congress, that took place from 11th to 12th April 2012, gathered tourism experts and professionals to discuss the … [Read more…]