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Supporting and promoting integrated tourism in Europe's lagging rural regions

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31211
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date:
Duration: 38 months
Total cost: 2,266,127 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,881,840 EUR
Scientific Officer: Sjur BAARDSEN
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
SPRITE will analyse the potential for better integrated tourism in Europe's lagging rural regions and assess how tourism's linkages with local/regional resources, activities, products and communities may be developed. It will create a unifying conceptual framework for analysing integrated tourism; survey tourists, businesses, communities and institutional structures in 12 study regions; produce detailed resource/activity audits and tourism, value chains; and develop and operationalise decision support for integrated tourism. It will analyse the links between tourism and local resource and activity structures in their economic, social and cultural dimensions; the integrative processes involved; the commodification of localities; and integrated tourism' s impacts and benefits. It will yield valuable data and analysis for practitioners and produce recommendations for more effective and sustainable integrated tourism development.


Coordinator
Tim JENKINS
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1970 622247
Fax: +44 1970 622958
E-mail: tnj@aber.ac.uk


Partners
  Eva CUDLINOVA
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Ceske Budejovice
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel.: +420 5 4321 1560
Fax: +420 5 4321 1560
E-mail: emarek@brno.cas.cz
  Jean-Bernard MARSAT
CEMAGREF, Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts
Aubière
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 40966281
Fax: +33 1 40966142
E-mail: mathieu.bousquet@cemagref.fr
  Catherine ALLIX-DESFAUTAUX
Université de Caen
Caen
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 31566500
Fax: +33 2 31566565
E-mail: joffre@iae.unicaen.fr
  Dimitris SKURAS
University of Patras-Research committee
Patras
GREECE
Tel.: +30 61997554
Fax: +30 61992948
E-mail: research.committee@upatras.gr
  Marcy CAWLEY
National University of Ireland
Galway
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 91750343
Fax: +353 91526388
E-mail: joe.watson@nuigalway.ie
  Patrick COMMINS
TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Dublin
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 2542222
Fax: +353 2542340
E-mail: pgleeson@dbc.teagasc.ie
  Javier PEREZ ESPARCIA
Universitat de Valencia (Estudi General)
Valencia
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 963864109
Fax: +34 963983021
E-mail: vicerec.investigacio@uv.es
  Gordon CLARK
Lancaster University, Geography Dept.
Lancaster
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1524 593740
Fax: +44 1524 847099
E-mail: g.clark@lancaster.ac.uk
  Brian ILBERY
Coventry University
Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 2476 837433
Fax: +44 2476 838030
E-mail: l.arlidge@coventry.ac.uk