Catalan Tourist Board is the official body that works closely with the Catalan public and private sector to promote and consolidate the “Catalunya” brand around the world. Catalonia is the number one tourist destination in Spain and one of the leading destinations in Europe, with more than 24 million tourists visiting per year, of which more than 14 million are from abroad. As well as the traditional visit to the capital, Barcelona, Catalonia has a great deal more to offer: from the impressive peaks of the Pyrenees, to the 580 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, and symbolic cities such as Girona, Tarragona and Lleida. To enhance the attractiveness of Catalonia’s offering, Catalan Tourist Board breaks down the tourism product into different areas, such as family, sporting, active, hiking, cultural, rural, nautical, gastronomic, accessible, snow, business, golf and health and wellbeing. More information: www.catalunya.com
Donegal, the northernmost county in Ireland boasts rugged landscapes, beautiful scenery and of course the warm Irish welcome. Whether you come to Donegal for serious mountain hiking or a gentle-stroll along our diverse hiking trails you will not be disappointed. Donegal is delighted to be associated with the Hiking Europe Project and is utilising this project to focus on the promotion of our rural walking routes located in the Gaeltacht area, where many claim is an area where the traditions of Irish song, dance and folklore prevail. The rural walks entitled the Bealach na Gaeltactha (the Gaeltacht Way) are routes which are generally uncrowded but opportunities do arise to meet and chat with other fellow walkers along the way. The routes wind through spectacular mountain scenery, magnificent glens and valleys and are designed so that any reasonably fit person can walk them. The Bealach na Gaeltacht comprises of four circular long-distance trails in West Donegal namely Slí an Earagail, Slí na Rossan, Slí na Finne and Slí Cholmcille plus the smaller walks in the three islands (Arranmore, Tory, & Gola). Donegal’s countryside is undoubtedly a high quality natural resource, both spatially extensive and diverse in nature. All routes are located within a close proximity of a wide range of services which allows the walker to relax and enjoy the surroundings whilst knowing a wide range of hospitality industries are located nearby. Further information on the Bealach na Gaeltachta walks can be obtained via www.irishtrails.ie
The Regional Development Agency of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County DUNEA LLC. was founded in 2006 at the initiative of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and its basic role is to achieve sustainable development of the County as well as to improve and coordinate existing development activities in accordance with the needs of the Region, national requirements, and requirements of the European Union in order to plan the future economic development with bordering regions. DUNEA currently employs 13 staff members specializing in project management, coordination of development strategies, the development of joint projects through inter-regional and cross-border cooperation, advisory and technical assistance to entrepreneurs, organizing various workshops, seminars and events, participation in statistical regions and promoting investment opportunities. The pool of human resources includes economy, tourism, agriculture, ICT, energy management, engineering, education and culture professionals.
With 500’000 members in approximately 45 member organisations throughout the globe, the Naturefriends movement – which was founded in 1895 – is one of the largest non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide. Our members are active in local groups and are represented in regional, national and federal associations. The focus of Naturefriends activities is on designing and implementing sustainability schemes for the environment and for the society at regional, national and international level.
NIT is a research institution for tourism issues and related topics. On the basis of basic research, we also develop tourism strategies within consultancy projects. For 25 years now, NIT has been engaged in different areas of activity: basic research, market research, consulting & development, sustainable tourism development, tourist mobility, funding acquisition & application accompaniment, academic work, qualification measures & training courses, presentations, seminars & events. Moreover, we also organise conferences on tourism topics for and with partners and inform about the results of our work in publications, lectures and courses. We create and deliver knowledge and help to findpromising paths for future tourism development. Have a look yourself: www.nit-kiel.de, www.reiseanalyse.de
PIRINEU EMOCIÓ, specialised in tourism marketing touristic, is a receptive DMC agency that attracts and manage a considerable flow of visitors to the rural PRE-PYRENEES and PYRENEES regions. It offers attractive touristic packs/products based on authenticity, sustainability and responsibility towards nature. Our staff can answer all your questions in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian or German and help you make your reservation as swiftly and simply as possible. For all enquiries, contact us at + 34 973 681518 · firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and see for yourself! We’ll help you live and breathe our mountains!
Emilia-Romagna can be considered a modern, dynamic region, still capable of showing its most humane sociable side, where hospitality, art, culture, environment, handicrafts, and cuisine combine together to form a pleasant atmosphere capable of joining cordiality and great professional skills. A profitable tourist industry has been built, a tree whose branches include beaches, spa resorts, artistic sites, sightseeing, historical routes, food and wine trails, camping and sport facilities, and much more. Arrivals data report more than 9 million tourists visiting Emilia-Romagna concentrated mostly along the coast, where the various accommodation facilities welcome around five million visitors every year. The Romagna Riviera possesses the longest beach in Europe, and is where visitors flock to enjoy its sport offerings and leisure facilities. Towns such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are highly-outfitted for touristic reception, emphasizing relaxation and fun. Further from the coast, art and architecture treasures recognized as Unesco sites (Ravenna, Ferrara and Modena), splendid parks and wonderful nature reserves (Park of the Po Delta and Park of Tuscan-Emilian Apennines designated as “international biosphere of the man”) are some other aspects in the wide range of features characterizing the region.
The University of Girona is a well reputated higher education institution at Spanish level, and has been recognized as the most excellent University regarding the topics of Water Management and Tourism by the Spanish Government. Under these two topics the University of Girona is greatly recognized all over the world, two topics fitting perfectly under the project proposal.