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Sustainable Tourism Innovative Training

O3 is the main result of the SUSTAIN IT project. It consists of 8 courses specifically designed for operators in the tourism sector at micro and rural levels, operators who belong to the tourism value chain. The courses will equip them with the skills and competences identified in IO2. The focus of SUSTAIN IT is to build up the competitiveness of local tourist operators (current and prospective) with enhanced capacity to plan, execute, manage and monitor sustainable tourism initiatives.


Entrepreneurship for sustainable tourism

This course is an introduction to:
• Proposing a basic definition of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Tourism
• Proposing elementary notions on Financial and Business Planning
• Introducing the readers to the Value Chain model and the basics of networking
• Introducing the readers to the basics of Sharing Economy and tomorrow-skills

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Destination Marketing and Communication

This course is an introduction to sustainable marketing, how to communicate sustainability values and how to produce change within a business.

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Sustainable management and the triple bottom line

This course is an introduction of sustainable management, what companies should have in mind when implementing sustainable management in their work.

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ICT Tools for Sustainable Tourism

In this course, we will introduce some ICT software for sustainable tourism and we will present some interesting tools to boost sustainable tourism activity and profitability by empowering sustainable development and other microenterprise interests.

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The role of Sustainable Tourism in post-pandemic Europe

According to the World Health Organisation:

“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus […] Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness […] At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments”.

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Case Studies

Sustainable Faroe Island

In 2013, Visit Faroe Islands launched a new tourism strategy: A sustainable tourism development strategy for the Faroe Isl...

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The Bush Hotel – Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland

The Bush Hotel is a family owned boutique hotel with 60-bedrooms.  It is one of the oldest hotels in Ireland being in existence for 220 years.  The hote...

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Salento by bike

Salento Bici Tour is a Social Promotion Association born ...

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A hotel by a beautiful lake

 "We are always trying to improve ou...

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Alkemia Case


There are several tourism companies in Iceland that run their business with emphasis on sustainability. Some of the larger companies do have a sustainable policy but most of the companies that keep sustainab...

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Dolphin Hotel – Inishbofin

The Dolphin Hotel is a small family owned hotel on the island of Inishbofin, off the west coast of Ireland. The hotel, owned by the Coyne family has been in existence for over 25 years. The family do their best to maintain the culture and tradition...

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Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace Ireland provide training and education to groups of all ages and abilities through workshops and publications.

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La Mochila Verde is a non-profit entity composed by three partners from Barcelona, experts in tourism, social economy and new technolog...

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TOURISMlink is a European demonstration action that connect small local tourism business to the global digital market to improve the competitiveness of the tourism. It facilitates the flow of information between service providers, customers and tra...

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“GAL Costa dei Trabocchi”: a Partnership to improve living condition and sustainability of one of the most important tourist destinations in Abruzzo

The Local Action Group GAL Costa dei Trabocchi is a partnership established in November 2016 made of public bodies, trade associations and private subjects that represent the economic and social fabric of the territory for a total of 48 members. Go to CS

Aliathon Resort

Aliathon Holiday Village has always been a part of this sustainable approach since 1992. They are a major contributor, in reducing carbon footprints. The name itself Aliathon Holiday Village emphasizes the concept of a medium size Cypriot village a...

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The Ecotourism Club in Spain

The Association of Ecotourism in Spain (AES) is a non-profit organization created in 2010. It is state run and welcomes ecotourism entr...

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Cyprus Agrotourism Company

The Cyprus Agrotourism Company CAC was established to promote sustainable tourism in Rural non-Touristic areas of Cyprus. The strategy ...

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Husavik Academic Center (HAC) is a network based regional institution which serves the north-eastern part of Iceland. It is dedicated to promote and facilitate lifelong learning, university studies and interdisciplinary researches. The centre has its main base in the town of Husavik, in the municipality of Nordurthing. The adult educational part o...
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The Pafos Regional Board of Tourism is the official body representing under one umbrella all sectors involved in the tourism industry at a regional level. The Board consists of 13 members including the four Municipalities represented through the mayors of the region, the chairman of the Union of Pafos communities, the CTO (Cyprus Tourism Organisat...
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Internet Web Solutions is a leading provider of information technology (IT) and engineering services based in Málaga. Its business plan has received the finalist award from the City of Madrid in the National Business Competition sponsored by IdeCesem Business School. Internet Web Solutions is specialized in domains like Professional Web Desi...
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IHF, Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl, is a non profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2003. The principal aim of IHF is to provide the community (including non profit and local authorities) with assistance for the development of a wider international cooperation through activities of specialised ...
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IDP, with branch offices in Italy and in Brussels, was established in 1996 by partners working since 1991 in Brussels in the frame of EU policies and EU funding programmes. It relies on more than 20 year experience in the development, submission and management of successful EU projects. Since 1999, IDP develops and carries out also specialised ...
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IAL Innovazione Apprendimento Lavoro Friuli Venezia Giulia s.r.l. Impresa Sociale is not for profit agency providing training services for public and private companies since 1955, accredited by the region Friuli Venezia Giulia (VET Regional Law n. 76/82) and operates primarily through public funds. With its eight centres in the Friuli Venezia G...
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Irish Rural Link (IRL) founded in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals advocating for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL, a non- profit organisation has grown significantly since its inception and now directly represents over 600 community groups and individuals with a combined membership of 25,000. ...
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Nýheimar the building was built in 2002 and operated as an informal co-operational forum among institutions until spring 2013 when the Nýheimar Knowledge Centre was formalized. The Knowledge Centre was established as an umbrella organization for various institutions and agencies working in education, research, innovation and culture. There are tw...
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