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Defining a common commitment

This commitment to sustainable tourism should be made by all possible actors ready to respect certain conditions for developing local tourism coherently.

Examples of implementation

Kuldiga (Latvia - 2009)

In Kuldiga, cooperation between the tourism industry stakeholders is both vertical and horizontal. In the town development plans and planning documents (Town development programme, territory planning of the town) tourism is always mentioned as priority. The common mission is to make Kuldiga an attractive territory for tourists by creating a functioning complex of “live museum” in the historical center of the town. This complex aims at providing restoration and maintain of the cultural heritage; offering quality tourism services and encouraging tourists to participate in them; enhancing the value of cultural and natural tourism resources. Stakeholders also work for the inclusion of the town in the UNESCO world heritage list. Their methodology is based on the regular organization, managed by the Kuldiga Town Council, of meetings with tourism entrepreneurs and the supervision of the work of the Tourism Information center. Funding for the tourism development and infrastructure is provided by the city council and by private entrepreneurs. Indirectly support is coming from state structures. Kuldiga Town Council also participate in EU partly financed projects in the framework of the Structural Funds.

Florina (Greece - 2007)

A "Contract of quality" has been signed. It defines for example certain conditions concerning architecture and food preparation in tourist facilities.

Durbuy (Belgium - 2007)

A "Contract for sustainable tourism" is being developed. A regular round table also involves local partners.

Last update: 28/10/2014 | Top