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Towards more sustainable food services in cold water destinations

20 March 2022 | Blog Restaurant and other food services are essential component of any tourism trip. In Finland, roughly 13 % of tourism demand output was created in food services during 2018-2019 (VisitFinland) and approximately 30 % of restaurants turnover goes in to covering costs of food ingredients. Therefore, one might argue that any …

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Industry that never sleeps

15 February 2022 | Blog Usually this part of the year in considered as the silent season in tourism, except destinations that have relevant resources to develop products and services for winter activities – downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or polar adventures. However, tourism destination management organizations and entrepreneurs are already designing solutions for summer –the …

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‘Uitwaaien’? Opportunities for coastal tourism in cold water destinations

18 January 2022 | Blog In recent years, terms like ‘hygge’ and ‘friluftsliv’ have gained popularity throughout the world. These concepts have been a part of Scandinavian culture for many years. Hygge, which is a Danish concept, is defined as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of comfort or well-being. …

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a man standing on the beach in the middle of a snow storm

‘A scenic seafood trail in the smallest county in Ireland, Co. Louth, could lead the way in sustainable tourism on the east coast of Ireland.’

15 December 2021 | Blog “The success of the Wild Atlantic Way can be replicated on the east coast, particularly when it comes to sustainable tourism. Areas like Carlingford and the wider Cooley Peninsula have the potential to draw in more tourists outside the traditional holiday season through the development of niche attractions and sustainable …

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World Heritage in Coastal and Maritime sites – safeguarded, monitored and disputed

28 September 2021 | Blog In the UNESCO list of World Heritage there are over 1100 properties, 50 of them are marine and coastal sites. These sites have a variety of habitats, unique marine life, outstanding ecosystems, and iconic biodiversity. These sites are safeguarding the cultural, natural and marine heritage for future generations. Cooperation of …

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Coast is more than just Coast

13 August 2021 | Blog Coastal and maritime locations are the biggest attractive factor in European tourism. South Ostrobothnia region is a land locked area, which is within one to two hours driving distance from the coastline. ‘Hospitable South Ostrobothnia’, the tourism development strategy for the region covering 2020-2028, highlights sustainability and responsibility as well …

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Boats in small port.

There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa: coastal tourism in Latvia

20 May 2021 | Blog There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa. The pressure of epidemiological safety restrictions has created quite doom view in regards of coastal tourism in the bigger resorts and mass tourism destinations in Latvia. However, many coastal tourism companies in periphery, probably, experienced the best year in the …

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The value of Tourism & Recreation

11 May 2021 | Blog The importance of tourism and recreation is deeply woven into society. The sector contributes to the success of other sectors and to a variety societal challenges (quality of life, happiness, inclusion, etc.). As our society is changing, so is the tourism sector, both before and during the pandemic. These changes …

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Changing rooms on the sandy beach.

The changing profile of a tourist requires more skills from an entrepreneur

12 April 2021 | Blog There has been a major shift in human behaviour and mentality in terms of sustainable thinking and acting. The principles of sustainability are more topical in tourism than ever before, and it seems that they are naturally implemented into every development and service provided. Environmental awareness is growing among visitors …

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A young woman on the Pärnu hiking trail.
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