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Sustainable Events Guide

From the presentation of Seventeen Events, a sustainable event management agency: "We recognise that one of the key building blocks of sustainability is to share best practice. We have worked hard to build up a number of resources which we want to share with other event professionals who wish to make their operations more sustainable. Key to this has been the development of our sustainable events guide, which we believe is the most comprehensive such document available free of charge online.

European Rural Heritage - Observation Guide

Realised and adopted by the CEMAT Committee of Senior Officials, the “European Rural Heritage Observation Guide – CEMAT” implements the provisions of the Recommendation Rec (2002) 1 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Spatial Development of the European Continent. It therefore contributes towards achieving independent development of rural zones as areas for living and carrying on economic and recreationalactivities, and as physical regions and to set out guidelines for the managementof this heritage linked to regional and spatial planning.

Birding Calvià branding

The Birding Calvià tourism product is a proposal aimed at making the wealth of birdlife in the town of Calvià accessible to tourists. For this purpose a website has been created (http://www.birdingcalvia.com) and ornithology routes have been prepared around the town. The next stage is to implement the Birding Calvià brand for infrastructures receiving tourism (hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, etc.) which comply with a series of requirements and information about the product.

ECO Certification Scheme

The ECO certification scheme is the national standard for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels on the Maltese Islands and has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria.

Visitor guidance

Main objectives of the practice is: - Get new visitors to the routes - Give people a possibility to understand that they are in a route, not just in a certain interest point - Give a game-like experiment to the visitors, makes it possible for the younger people to get interested about the routes. - Families are at the focus group. - Give a possibility to track the amount of visitors in the routes online - Give a possibility to guide visitors through the route.
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