Report of the workshop at the Forum TurisTIC “Tools For Thinning Tourist Density And Promoting Off-season Tourism In The Mediterranean” on 13/10/2020, organised by the Sustainable Tourism Community in cooperation with Herit-Data, ATER ECO and DestiMED projects.
The Sustainable Tourism Community presented some of the technological solutions implemented in the Mediterranean coastal areas to promote sustainable tourism at the Forum TurisTIC on 13 October 2020, that this year is fully dedicated to technological solutions aimed at breaking up concentrations of tourists and promoting off-season tourism. The eight edition of the congress focused on the new tourist models, which have had an expansion due to the new consumption habits generated by the global health crisis that we are facing in 2020
Herit-Data, ATER ECO and DestiMED Interreg MED projects participated in a workshop focusing on “Tools For Thinning Tourist Density And Promoting Off-season Tourism In The Mediterranean”. By introducing the session, Josep Rodriguez (DIBA - Barcelona Provincial Council, lead partner of the Sustainable Tourism Community) explained the added value of the Sustainable Tourism Community, an Interreg MED Programme initiative, gathering 22 territorial cooperation projects to promote the results achieved and to advocate for better policies to facilitate the transition towards more sustainable tourism models.
AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS
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_ Josep Rodríguez (DIBA - Barcelona Provincial Council), lead partner of the Sustainable Tourism Community
_ Joan Meseguer (Technical specialist in R&D and innovation projects, Fundació Valenciaport), HERIT-DATA: Sustainable Heritage Management towards Mass Tourism Impact thanks to a holistic use of Big and Open Data.
/ Presentation: HERIT-DATA: Sustainable Heritage Management towards Mass Tourism Impact thanks to a holistic use of Big and Open Data
_ Gersón Beltrán López (Geographer, Play & go) > Challenges of the connected city: how to move tourists to their destination through their mobile, the experience of ALTER ECO Project in developing mobile app for Valencia and Gandia
_ Alessandro Galli (Mediterranean Program Director, Global Footprint Network) > Ecotourism Footprint Calculator: an on-line tool for monitoring tourism’s environmental pressures, the experience of DestiMED Project.
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