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OBSERVATORY ON TOURISM IN THE EUROPEAN ISLANDS

Identification number in the register: 83808091042-17
Registration date: 02/02/2009 12:51:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/01/2014 09:45:36
The date of the last annual update was: 20/01/2014 09:45:36

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

OBSERVATORY ON TOURISM IN THE EUROPEAN ISLANDS

OTIE

no-profit association

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

VIA EMERICO AMARI, 38
PALERMO 90139
ITALY

(+39) 0916117527

(+39) 3809828

OTIE’S main objective is to realize statistic studies and documents of research in order to identify current issues of Tourism in the European Islands.
It was founded as no-profit association on the 2nd February of 2007 in Palermo, where Head Office is located. This organization was established to achieve a clear and yet complex objective, that is looking into and analyzing the situation of tourism in the European Islands. This institution is thus the result of excellent cooperation among several Chambers of Commerce on the Islands and collaboration from universities. The investiture in the Observatory permit a more accurate assessment of the current situation of tourism in the European Islands, therefore being able to inform higher authorities of the situation.
The Observatory is an organization in charge of surveying environmental and touristic activities on the Islands, in order to promote tourism and, in the meantime, to secure that the natural environment does not deteriorate with the flux of tourists.
Through a direct consultancy with the operators of the sector OTIE offers means of support for planning the territorial marketing policies, assistance and advice for communication activities. Furthermore, to realize its objective, OTIE cooperates with public organizations, local institutions, representative bodies with interests tied to the tourism sector, mass-media, schools and universities (in particular the University of Palermo). Consequently this allows OTIE to examine and enhance any existing activities in the tourism field, and devote its time to :
• Identifying the dynamics and particularities of the tourist supply and demand;
• Looking further into specific topics of interest;
• Informing organisms and operators about the market developments and evolutions;
• Explaining about new investment opportunities in the insular territories;
• Planning the tourist industry staff’s training days;
• Planning the trainings for public operators;
• Setting up and broadcasting the databases that concern the sector’s operators;
• Organizing intercultural exchanges;
• Giving suggestions and propositions concerning the strategies to pursue in planning as well as in the tourist politics;
• Publishing annual reports on the insular tourism.
OTIE is divided into four main bodies:
1) The President is the legal representative. It’s his responsibility to convene and chair the Assembly, The Directive Committee and The Scientific Technical Committee. Moreover, he coordinates the statistical studies and researches pertaining to tourism and the economic development in the European Islands.
2) The Assembly is composed of the founders, the associate members, and the ordinary members. The Assembly meets annually to discuss and deliberate on certain topics and future projects. It is their duty to elect the members of the Directive Committee.
3) The Directive Committee is composed of three members, plus the President and the Honorary President. It is their obligation to set the annual subscriptions; prepare the balanced sheets; establish delegations on the insular territories; propose modifications for the statute; decide whether the Observatory participates with other organisms, and decides on the members’ admission.
4) The Scientific Technical Committee is composed of the President, the Honorary President, and a further five to seven members appointed among Universities, research centres, statistic institutes, organisms, organizations, and professionals and experts from the tourism sector in the Euro-Mediterranean insular territories. The Committee manages data retrieval and research useful for reinforcing the development of insular economies. Furthermore, the Committee deals with programming projects and initiatives.

All of the bodies have a share in the development of the Observatory’s activity programme so that OTIE’s objectives can be successfully fulfilled.

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  GIOVANNI RUGGIERI

PRESIDENT AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  GIOVANNA SCLAFANI

DIRECTOR

    Goals / remit

•Identifying the dynamics and particularities of the tourist supply and demand;
•Looking further into specific topics of interest;
•Informing organisms and operators about the market developments and evolutions;
•Explaining about new investment opportunities in the insular territories;
•Planning the tourist industry staff’s training days;
•Planning the trainings for public operators;
•Setting up and broadcasting the databases that concern the sector’s operators;
•Organizing intercultural exchanges;
•Giving suggestions and propositions concerning the strategies to pursue in planning as well as in the tourist politics;
•Publishing annual reports on the insular tourism.

European

    Activities

• Identifying the dynamics and particularities of the tourist supply and demand;
•Looking further into specific topics of interest;
•Informing organisms and operators about the market developments and evolutions;
•Explaining about new investment opportunities in the insular territories;
•Planning the tourist industry staff’s training days;
•Planning the trainings for public operators;
•Setting up and broadcasting the databases that concern the sector’s operators;
•Organizing intercultural exchanges;
•Giving suggestions and propositions concerning the strategies to pursue in planning as well as in the tourist politics;
•Publishing annual reports on the insular tourism.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

3

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

3

Insuleur(3),
Assonautica Nazionale(8),
Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Navegación, Palma de Mallorca(2),
Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato, Agricoltura Cagliari(4),
Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato, Agricoltura Sassari(7),
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Heraklion(2),
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Ajaccio(1),
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Bastia et Haute Corse(2),
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Ile de la Réunion(3),
EOAEN(5),
Gozo Business Chamber(4),
Republic Hellenic Chamber of Rethymno(3),
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Ile de Guadaloupe(5)

  • CYPRUS
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GREECE
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • MALTA
  • PORTUGAL
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Insuleur
OTIE ha avviato unacollaborazione tra i due organismi, per la creazione di un network che coinvolga le Università e le Camere di Commercio insulari, la realizzazione di una banca dati di indicatori statistici sul turismo e per l’elaborazione di progetti sul turismo insulare.

Assonautica Euromediterranea
L’Osservatorio è socio fondatore di Assonautica Euro-mediterranea, promossa da Assonautica Italiana, con lo scopo di attivare un insieme di progetti ed iniziative riguardanti la promozione e lo sviluppo della nautica e del turismo nautico, nonché del turismo crocieristico nei principali paesi euro-mediterranei.


La Rotta dei Fenici
Insieme ad Ibertur, all’Itinerario Europeo Rotta dei Fenici, all’Itinerario Route du Jasmine ed all’INEACEM, OTIE ha sottoscritto la costituzione del GEIE – Gruppo Europeo Interesse Economico – denominato “La Rotta dei Fenici”, con l’obiettivo di avviare delle attività a supporto degli itinerari culturali europei.

    Financial data

01/2011  -  01/2012

30,000 €

13,000 €

 €

 €

5,000 €

8,000 €

17,000 €

 €

17,000 €

< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.