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QuattroPole

QuattroPole is a cross-border city network of Luxemburg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier. The initiative aims at strengthening the visibility of the QuattroPole space on the European map, to meet the challenges of the future, together, in a Europe that is growing together. QuattroPole sets up specific cross-border services dedicated to citizens and enterprises, in collaboration with external partners. Environment and energy, culture, languages and a common touristic concept are some of the topics developed by QuattroPole.

French Label “Vignobles et Découvertes” for Iter Vitis

Launched in 2009, the label Vignobles & Découvertes aims at promoting the tourism on the thematic wine and wine-yard. The label is a collective brand “Vignobles & Découvertes” : its management, award procedure and renewal and its protection are governed by specific regulations (Regulations and application form are shown in the Annexes to this GI form). The label is attributed for 3 years to a touristic and wine-oriented destination by the Ministers of tourism and Agriculture, upon recommendation of the Superior Council of Wine Tourism.

Green innovation in tourism services

This paper on Green Innovation in Tourism Services seeks to analyze the role of green innovation in the transition of tourism enterprises (hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, tour operators) to a green economy; how green innovation in tourism is supported in different countries (e.g. specific structures, mechanisms and good practices); and what can be done to accelerate the diffusion of green innovation in the sector. The paper provides a range of potential areas of policy focus to improve diffusion, strengthen markets and change consumer attitudes to green innovation in the tourism sector.

'Eco-Romania' Ecotourism Certification System

The 'Eco-Romania' ecotourism certification system is a mechanism that recognizes the compliance of ecotourism products developed by agencies and tour-operators, local communities and accommodation facilities to the requirements of nature conservation principles, of sustainable development of local communities and of promotion of natural and cultural assets. The certification system operates with a set of criteria established by the Association of Ecotourism in Romania, that must be fulfilled by the products of the tour operator undergoing the certification procedure.

Formello-YHA Hostel Commodate Agreement

Commodate Agreement entered between Formello Municipality and the Italian Youth Hostel Association to ensure the management of a municipal hostel at no cost to the owner by appointing a suitable organisation to be in charge of the above said management responsibility. Two presentations regarding the hostel, given by the Mayor of Formello in the occasion of Rome Tutoring Session n. 2 (February 2014) and Malta Mid-Term Seminar and Tutoring Session n.3 (March 2014), are also enclosed.

GHA Host Quality Branding

A quality brand for hosts as developed by the German Hiking Association ensures high quality standards for accommodation facilities and restaurants along a cultural route. Together with hosts and restaurants it is able to identify and integrate particularly target group oriented offers and ensure to satisfy the requirements of the visitors.

Black Forest Card Apportionment System

The Black Forest Tourism GmbH invented the idea in cooperation with local municipalities to create a network consisting of various public and private institutions such as local guesthouses/hotels and private or public providers of social, cultural and leisure offers in the natural region of the Black Forest. The network’s economic structure is based on an apportionment system: a part of the accommodation rate per overnight stay goes to cultural and leisure institutions or to public transport providers.

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.

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