In 2013, Visit Faroe Islands launched a new tourism strategy: A sustainable tourism development strategy for the Faroe Islands towards 2025. Its aim was to turn tourism into a key industry in the Faroese economy; an industry that developed sustainably, with consideration for the people, environment and economy. This continues to be our vision today.
As said in the strategy “while the economic benefits of tourism are desirable and a goal it itself, tourism is not solely about numbers; it is also about adding non-material value to a society and its people, and about ensuring that our country continues to develop as an interesting place to live, both for those already here and for those living abroad who are considering to move home. Growth is only a good thing if it happens sustainably, with the unique nature and culture of the islands, and the needs of the Faroese people, as its principal beneficiaries”.
To achieve the objectives, they have set some key initiatives towards 2025:
Quality over quantity:
Formulate a joint manifesto for sustainable tourism development.
Work to promote quality products and experiences across the Faroe Islands.
Formulate a strategy for developing and implementing certification programmes.
Launch new marketing initiatives.
Tourism for all of the Faroe Islands, all year round
Take part in strengthening local tourist information centres.
Optimise and develop the tourism infrastructure in select locations.
Knowledge and professionalisation
Calculate the economic impact of tourism.
Work to establish the tourism carrying capacity.
Map the digital behaviour of our visitors before, during and after their stay.
A common legislative framework
Work for better, more contemporary regulations.
Advocate for the introduction of a Nature Preservation Fee.
Actively support the prioritisation of nature and animal preservation.
Το έργο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Αυτός ο ιστότοπος και το περιεχόμενο του αντικατοπτρίζουν μόνο τις απόψεις των δημιουργών και η Επιτροπή δεν μπορεί να θεωρηθεί υπεύθυνη για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.