HOW TO USE EU FUNDING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM // A HANDBOOK BY THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM COMMUNITY2022 is a key year for activities accelerating the transition to sustainable tourism. This year, different EU funding schemes for regional development and economic recovery after the pandemic start to become available. This includes EU funding for: 1/ making the sector resilient and fit for the future in response to the COVID-19 pandemic via the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), and 2/ programmes for regional development via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). However, the access to funding might be complex and is linked to certain conditions. This handbook presents the key aspects to consider making best use of the available funding now and in the next years. It addresses both public authorities involved in the programming and implementation of RRF and ERDF programmes as well as stakeholders that are part of the tourism ecosystem and want to invest in sustainable tourism. 07.09.2022.
Tourists are ready to change their habits and travel more “sustainably”In the area of tourism, the trends keep changing, and so do the expectations of tourists. The factors that affect the demand and choice of destination, the ways in which accommodation and services are booked in the destination, or the choice of means of transport change in accordance with those trends. Special attention is given to sustainable development and services and products that adapt to the concept of sustainable development, business and existence. 03.05.2022.
Planting for a “green” footprintClimate change is one of the greatest contemporary challenges that the world is facing. It is not limited only to environmental challenges but also affects economy and the society. Due to its horizontal influence, and as one of the key factors in world economy, the travel industry has a significant role to play in strengthening the visibility and promoting the value of sustainability as a concept that ensures a long-term and balanced development. 03.05.2022.