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Quality Trail Evaluation System (Qualitätswanderweg)

The Quality Trail Evaluation System is a German Certificate for high quality hiking trails in Germany. What makes this certificate special is the project initiator’s definition of quality. This definition is not restricted to the rating of the physical infrastructure or safety of a route. It is also intended to give tourists the opportunity to experience the route and route specific natural or cultural particularities. To get the certificate, routes have to meet a set of 23 quality criteria. These criteria are divided into the following 5 main topics: 1. The condition of the path, 2.

Black Forest Card (Hochschwarzwald Card)

Black Forest card is a RFID chip card for tourist to use mobility, leisure and cultural offers in the Black Forest region for free. The card is based on an apportionment system. A part of the hotel’s and guest houses´ accommodation revenues go to leisure and cultural institutions and a smaller part (15% of the apportionment rate) is invested in marketing and support. Tourists who stay 2 nights and longer get this card for free. They are then able to use public transport and more than 60 leisure and cultural offers for free.

Odysseus in Baleares

The Euro Mediterranean Cultural Itinerary “ODYSSEUS – Mythical and initiatory travels in the Mediterranean”, which begins with the Mediterranean space has authority to reveal and to make accessible to public of different ages and different cultures the chapters of their common history, by leaning on the identical European cultural, patrimonial and landscaped markers. The main objective is to improve and structure new offers and tourist services of excellence making of each regional destination and harbour city a single stopover, on the basis of a common European reference frame.

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