SusTowns - Enhancing SUStainable tourism attraction in small fascinating med TOWNS

The charm of the Mediterranean space resides also in the fascinating small towns which have increasingly become tourist destinations for large numbers of visitors, favouring both the development and growth of its territories. Thanks to press campaigns, fashions and youth trends, such tourist flows are gaining ever more ground. However, Mediterranean fascinating small towns are subject to the decline in fashion and notoriety by tourists. In addition, these towns are at risk of intensive exploitation of their territories and may become over-equipped with infrastructures and services whenever their tourist attraction decreases. The project aims to intervene at the peak of the growing curve of tourist flows, making sure that these towns maintain the highest tourist The charm of the Mediterranean space resides also in the fascinating small towns which have increasingly become tourist destinations for large numbers of visitors, favouring both the development and growth of its territories. Thanks to press campaigns, fashions and youth trends, such tourist flows are gaining ever more ground. However, Mediterranean fascinating small towns are subject to the decline in fashion and notoriety by tourists. In addition, these towns are at risk of intensive exploitation of their territories and may become over-equipped with infrastructures and services whenever their tourist attraction decreases. The project aims to intervene at the peak of the growing curve of tourist flows, making sure that these towns maintain the highest tourist.

 

Partners: Lazio Region Association of Cities and Municipalities - ANCI LAZIO (Lead Partner) (Italy); MUSOL Foundation (Spain); BSC,Business Support Centre, Kranj (Slovenia); Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki’s Local Authorities – Center for the Development of Human Resources and the Support of Local Economy (Greece); Association of Albanian Municipalities (Albania); The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy (Italia); Federación Aragonesa de Municipios Comarcas y Provincias (Spain); Island Development Agency Ltd (Croatia); University of Algarve (Portugal) and Make it Better, Association for Innovation & Social Economy (Portugal).

CinTurs researcher(s): Adão Flores (coordinator UAlg), Elsa Pereira, Joaquim Contreiras, Manuela Rosa, Jorge Andraz (CEFAGE) and Paula Serdeira Azevedo (CiTUR)

Budget UAlg: 220.192,50€

Funding institution(s): ERDF by Interreg MED Programme

Period: 2019 - 2022

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