Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Project title: Online ecotourism guide
Project duration: 12 months
Project start: July 2012
Project budget: 32 480.00 EUR
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Lead Partner: Business Support Centre
for Small and Medium Enterprises - Ruse
Partner 1: Human Resources
Development Agency – Ruse
Partner 2: Municipality of Elena
Partner 3: Association of
Ecotourism in Romania
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Activities:
• Creation of a draft of the Guide
• Workshop with beneficiaries
• Testing
• Review of the Guide with the beneficiaries
• Revision and upload
of the Guide
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Ecotourism Product Development
From Planning to Sustainability
• describes the steps in order to create an eco
tourism product – from the concept to the
brand
• the product (the destination) positioning on
the market
• promotion and consumption from the tourists
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Ecotourism Best Practice Models
General Overview and Characteristics
• main characteristics of eco tourism and the
destinations which have successfully applied
eco tourism practices
• can be used as good practices by other
destinations which have the potential for a
similar development of their eco system
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Organizational Policy and Structures in
the Environmental Field - Ecotourism
Legislation and Regulation
•the main eco tourism policies
•the requirements for protection of the
environment
•how to regulate an already existing eco
destination
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Protected Areas and Biodiversity Ecotourism Clustering Potential
•examples for protected zones and how vital it
is to preserve the biodiversity in those tourist
destination
•there will be introduced a “carrying capacity”
for a certain area = the maximum number of
tourists who can be at a destination without
damaging its equilibrium
•examples for real eco tourism clusters and the
required conditions for their survival
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
European Eco Labelling Policy and
Ecotourism Criteria
•certain criteria which has to be met for
eco certification
•all prerequisites which have to be
fulfilled in order to obtain an eco label
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Visitor Impact Monitoring and Customer
Satisfaction Management
•more details about the impact of visitors
on the tourist destination and how to
execute monitoring
•how to achieve visitors’ satisfaction and
how to sustain it
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Guide modules:
Guesthouse and Lodging Management &
Ecotourism Good Practices in Guest Houses
•both explore the topic of ecotourism
best practices and how to turn your guest
house into a greener accommodation
facility for tourists
•pieces of advice about steps which have
to be taken in order to make your house
eco-friendly
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
Benefits:
 practical self-education tool, developed for and together with the beneficiaries
 raising awareness about the environment/ biodiversity issues
 how to make more competitive and sustainable tourism products
 increases local capabilities for sustainable tourism management
 improves economic, environmental and cultural impacts of tourism in
the Danube regions of Bulgaria and Romania
 free online access, in 3 languages – BG, RO and EN
 could be translated into the languages of all DCC members and used by them
Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
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Online ecotourism guide
Biodiversity and Tourism call
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