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15 / 06 / 2021

Sunna Alm: a carbon-neutral mountain restaurant

“Sunna Alm” is a mountain restaurant located in Pitztal, Austria. The restaurant is opened two thirds of the year and has opted for renewable energy to heat its building. Thanks to a combined used of […]

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28 / 05 / 2021

Between depopulation and massification: how to promote sustainable development in the mountains?

Some mountain regions are facing a combination of two challenges; on the one hand depopulation and lack of attractiveness to live and work in the territory all year long, and on the other hand a […]

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25 / 05 / 2021

Browse the new Guide on EU funding for tourism!

The European Commission recently published its web-based guide on European funds to support the recovery and development of the tourism sector across the Union within the 2021-2027 programming period. This guide will help you find […]

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19 / 05 / 2021

Neve Diversa: how mountain tourism can adapt to climate change?

A comprehensive report on winter tourism adaptation to climate change in Italy The Alpine ranges have warmed twice as much as the global average between the end of the 19th and the start of the […]

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22 / 03 / 2021

Green Velo: a comprehensive active tourism offer in Eastern Poland

Green Velo is a 2000 km cycling path running through Eastern Poland. Designed and developed thanks to the collaboration of 5 regions, the path promotes cycling as an alternative mobility to discover the area, including […]

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16 / 07 / 2020

A decision-making toolkit for smarter winter tourism

By Stefano Sala, researcher at UNIMONT – Università della Montagna Climate change and the call for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the efficient use of (renewable) energy, and more resilient winter tourism regions, forces ski resorts […]

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6 / 05 / 2020

How to support mountain tourism during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives

Many sectors are facing financial issues because of COVID-19 pandemic. The approaching summer raises the question of how to support the tourism sector, at a time when borders will probably remain closed in the next […]

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27 / 04 / 2020

Hiking routes to explore the impacts of climate change on mountains

Climate change’s effects are more and more visible in the Alps, with the retreat of glaciers and the shortage of certain species. In the framework of the Green Deal, the European Union will launch a […]

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29 / 01 / 2020

Ecotourism trainings for handicraft entrepreneurs: a driver of sustainable tourism in the Carpathians

At a time when mass tourism is intensifying and concentrating on a few cities and destinations in Europe, with significant impacts on the environment but also on the lives of local people, it is crucial […]

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6 / 11 / 2019

The economic impacts of material cultural heritage in mountainous countries

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, on October 10, 2019, a session was organised by DG AEC (Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) and ESPON, to help understand the economic impact of material cultural […]

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27 / 06 / 2019

What is the environmental impact of winter sports pleasures?

The French Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition recently published the Environmental Atlas of ski resorts and municipalities with ski resorts. This atlas gathers data for each mountain range of France and presents environmental […]

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22 / 05 / 2019

From farm to fork: Romania launches on-farm Local Gastronomic Points

In 2019 Romania adopted a new set of measures facilitating the promotion of local products and enabling farmers to set Local Gastronomic Points on their lands. The package aims at encouraging rural development as well […]

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15 / 05 / 2019

Cultural Routes: an e-learning tool to drive mountain areas on the path of sustainable tourism

The first online training course on Cultural Routes is now available. Developed within the Routes4U programme, this e-learning module aims at fostering regional development in macro-regions through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. […]

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26 / 04 / 2019

Do the Alps need a sustainable tourism task officer ?

“Overtourism”, “smart management of tourist flows”, “protection of natural heritage sites” are part of the many challenges the Alpine region is facing. So far, different relevant initiatives have been developed in the territory, from eco-hostels […]

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1 / 03 / 2019

Are ecology and winter sports compatible? Focus on the Flocon vert label

Mountain Riders, a French education association for sustainable development, has created the Flocon Vert label to raise awareness of tourists on the climate cause and promote sustainable tourism. The objective is to reconcile snow tourism […]

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