European Tourism Day 2011: Industrial heritage - differentiating the European tourism offer Published on: 30/05/2011, Last update: 25/11/2014
Avenue Eudore Pirmez 9 - 1040 Brussels - (Belgium)
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The 2011 edition of European Tourism Day discussed how the preservation and promotion of European industrial heritage could help diversify European tourism and provide jobs in former industrial areas.
Panel discussions included the following topics:
- industrial tourism strategies and international key players;
- industrial heritage promotion and new tourism solutions;
- local development and sustainable policies for industrial tourism;
- local development of industrial tourism: ‘niche’ markets and innovative tourism products.
The projects selected for the 2011 European Destinations of Excellence category ‘Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites’ were also presented during the event.