We have a project to assist the tourism industry and a first activity is to find out the views of the different groups involved. A facebook group is also available if you are interested in these issues.
The first questionnaire is for accommodation providers, visitor attractions, cafe/restaurants and other parts of the tourism industry – these are the main focus of the project and we will be developing an online training site based on this feedback. The site will allow the training to be customised (e.g. according to the type of establishment, type of staff etc) and provide feedback on progress.Please access the tourism industry survey here.
The second questionnaire is for people living in areas with a tourism industry present. We have a short questionnaire of only 9 questions to get your views.Please access the community survey here.
The final questionnaire is for people who are tourists and who have been on holiday in the last year. Please access the tourist questionnaire here.
Thank you very much for your help and if you have any questions please get in touch with me on 01782 294094 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners in the UK include Newcastle under Lyme college where the team is led by Vicky Disley
and Jonathan Karkut and Dr Julie Scott at Touch TD
Funded under ERASMUS
Do you enjoy food and drink plus prefer exploring new regions? Then the recent announcement of Winners of the EU EDEN Destinations of Excellence Awards for Tourism and local gastronomy is just what you need if you are planning this year’s holidays in Europe.
According to data of the UNWTO, for about 44% of travellers around the globe, food is one of the three criteria they take into consideration when they decide where to travel. It is one of the top 5 factors driving visitors’ satisfaction. 1 in 5 international visitors to Europe are involved in gastronomic activities on their trip.
The EDEN Awards recognise the important work that is being done by the winning destinations with their specialised tourism offers. The awards help raise awareness for sustainable food tourism, and draws attention to exciting, little-known European destinations that are off the beaten track.
If you would like know more about sustainable tourism and building a career in the industry we have a range of courses or visit us on an openday.
You can also follow us on twitter @tourismsu
On the links you will find a description of the region and their specialties as well as links to the official tourism sites to get you started.
- Mostviertel Tourism, Austria
- Waimes, Belgium
- Gornje Medimurje, Croatia
- Pitsilia region, Cyprus
- Jeseniky, Czech Republic
- Hiiumaa, Estonia
- Tournus and the Tournougeois, France
- Mecsek Greenway, Hungary
- Skagafjordur Food Chest, Iceland
- The Burren Food Trail, Ireland
- Guardiagrele, City of Taste, Italy
- Latgale region, Latvia
- A spit cake in Jaskonys, Druskininkai municipality, Lithuania
- Xaghra, Malta
- The Silesian Tastes Culinary Route, Poland
- Marginimea Sibiului, Romania
- Pirot, Serbia
- Brda, Slovenia
- Goierri, Basque Country, Spain
- Gaziantep, Turkey
Of course if you are wondering where to visit in England then Staffordshire is fantastic, and here are some great events happening in Staffordshire in 2016