"European Cultural Routes". A Practical Guide

The "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe" – also called "European Cultural Routes" – have proved successful projects: economically, touristic and not least ideational. This handbook shows what one must do in order to launch such a cultural route. The requirements are substantial, but not unattainable. In the end such a process should result in a certification by the Council of Europe and thus a solid USP for a region and its special places.

Qualification Guidelines for a European Pilgrim Tutor Training

The Qualification Guidelines for a European Pilgrim Tutor Education Course were jointly developed in June 2012 by the partners of the European St. James Routes (LEADER/EFRE) transnational project . These guidelines aim at a developing sustainable services to promote and support the visits along the St. James Route. One instrument is the introduction of a common certificate/ quality criteria ensuring a sustainable and high quality adult education training for Pilgrimage Tutors.

Study on cycle route quality criteria

This study on “Quality criteria for Cycle Routes and Cycle Route Enterprise” - prepared and issued in 2011-12 by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth based on qualitative (50 criteria catalogues) and quantitative (guest survey with n=1000; ) basis, analysed the importance and relevance of quality criteria for a successful cycle route and related enterprises.

Manual for cycle friendly tourism enterprises

The objective of this manual is to support innovative tourism enterprises which have recognized visitors from transnational / national cycling routes as important target guest group of the future. It provides guidelines and quality criteria for route partners, specifically in the field of accommodation and gastronomy, and it aims at enhancing their service standards and become a “cycle friendly tourism company”.


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