Making EU tourism stronger in a new era

Making EU tourism stronger in a new era

The objective of the conference will be to exchange views on existing and new challenges and opportunities of EU tourism under the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy adopted in September 2017 and to share good practices of harvesting the advantages offered by this horizontal strategic approach.

The event will gather up to 400 participants, including representatives of the European Commission and other EU institutions, high-level representatives of public authorities at EU, national and regional level, representatives of prominent European sectorial associations and the tourism and travel industry, international organisations, academics, as well as other relevant stakeholders.European Tourism Day

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Ré-Créations Gifts and Perfumes

Ré-Créations Gifts and Perfumes

Located in the city center of Saint-Pierre, the Ré-Créations boutique invites you into two distinct worlds:

The Gift and Souvenir Shop of the Islands
The items presented in the shop are showcasing the culture and heritage of the islands. Discover the craft of porcelain painting. Unique items entirely hand-made. Personalize your products in the workshop.

The perfumery
All your favorite luxury perfumes are available here, all of them are Duty Free!

The email address is recreations975@gmail.com

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Adventures in the heart of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Islands

Adventures in the heart of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Islands

The Saint-Pierre and Miquelon archipelago, three islands with a subarctic landscape, a mixture of peat bogs, rocky hills, beaches, woods, meadows and cliffs… 242 km2 of hiking territory. You will come face to face with a wide variety of wildlife: seals, deer, birds of prey, Canada geese, warblers, carnivorous plants, orchids among many other species. From high on the cliff tops, you will see the whales blowing, ganets diving…

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Amerindian Petroglyphs, Unique Selling Proposition for Innovation in Montserrat Tourism

Amerindian Petroglyphs, Unique Selling Proposition for Innovation in Montserrat Tourism

Established by Friends of Montserrat in 1970 under The Montserrat National Trust Ordinance, the Montserrat National Trust is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to the conservation and protection of the environment and the preservation of Montserrat’s Natural and Historic Heritage. Over the past years it has contributed significantly to the education and to the enhancement of the island’s beauty and Tourist attractions.

Thanks to the Small Innovation Project, the Montserrat National Trust gets assistance to establish Amerindian Petroglyphs as Unique Selling Proposition for Innovation in Montserrat Tourism. The project will engage an Archaeologist expert in studying Amerindian Petroglyphs, explore, design and develop suitable trail access to the area to allow visitors access to the site and develop education and promotion programmes using research information on history petroglyphs, flora, and fauna of Montserrat and create materials specifically for the education and enjoyment of children, adults and visitors to Montserrat as books, brochures, workbooks, colouring books, worksheets, maps. On this way Montserrat should develop Amerindian Petroglyphs as Unique Selling Proposition for Innovation in Montserrat Tourism.

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OCTA Innovation Newsletter #15-2018 – Visitor economy

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #15-2018 – Visitor economy

Overseas Countries and Territories are embracing innovation as one the most important drivers of the economy. Montserrat is organizing Innovation Days in August 2018. Focus of the event is very concrete. How innovation will move development of the island, all in line with the latest Montserrat Economic Growth Strategy and Delivery Plan final version issued the most recently, in February 2018.

Slogan of the Innovation days is “Innovation for sustainable growth” and topics of particular attention are: Development of entrepreneurial innovation eco system, Innovation policy and instruments with special attention to development of agriculture and organic farming and to tourism agglomerate, specially in niches of “visitor economy”.

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Importance of tourism to the island’s economy, and exceptional conditions and natural resources for the practice of nature sports

Importance of tourism to the island’s economy, and exceptional conditions and natural resources for the practice of nature sports

Similarities between the OCTs and the Azores, one of the EU Outermost Regions: importance of tourism to the island’s economy, and exceptional conditions and natural resources for the practice of nature sports.

The existing links between environment and sport are clear and unequivocal, the pleasure and satisfaction offered by the practice of sport is enhanced through the sporting activity in the natural environment.

The sporting activity in nature is a way to environmental awareness, since the characteristics of the natural environment acquire a special highlight during the period in which the sports practice is performed. The growth of cities and the stress caused by daily life provoke a social need for access to Nature that sport shares and intensifies, with a strong relationship between environment and sport.

The Azores has exceptional conditions and Natural resources for the practice of Nature Sports.

For instance trail runs promote health and sports products and services as a social solution to economic development of communities through sports tourism and sports entertainment.

Development and promotion of nature-inspired sporting events in the Azores contribute to sustainable tourism and benefit the local economy and minimize the socio-cultural and negative environmental impact of mass tourism. The concept of sustainability applied to tourism consists of an efficient management of resources by integrating of economic development and respect for environmental and cultural values specific to each territory. The walking trails, the routes, the interpretation and visitor’s centers, museums and observatories provide information, orientation, education and other services in order to enable tourists to acquire knowledge and understanding of the region.

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Technical assistance: innovation policies and instruments for tourism agglomeration

Technical assistance: innovation policies and instruments for tourism agglomeration

Short-term technical assistance in the tourism field has been approved. Tourism is an important driver of economic and social development. The aim is to progress on the most effective activities which may be developed around tourism as main economic activity. That could be considered as part of smart specialisation around tourism as main line in Overseas Countries and Territories.

Innovation policies and instruments for tourism in Overseas Countries and Territories will be worked out. It will be based primarily on the analysis of the best practice with existing concepts of the Innovation policies and instruments for agglomeration services in tourism and around tourism, in different niches of tourism, including rural and ecotourism, especially in EU peripheral regions and outermost regions of European Union.

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