#EuropeForCulture : EUROPETOUR awarded with the prestigious EYCH European Year of Cultural Heritage Label

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) label is a label promoting the slogan: “Our Heritage: Where Past meets the Future”, including the hashtag #EuropeForCulture. 

The EUROPETOUR project has successfully met all the award criteria of the EYCH label. The ground for the decision is that the initiative contributes to the achievement of one or more of the objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, as endorsed by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in Article 2 of the legal decision calling for the EYCH.

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Product development & Social Media Marketing for cultural tourism in rural areas: Learning from Waldviertel, Lower Austria.

Lots of cultural tourism learning, excellence in Social Media management, and many interesting tips and learning curves on how to develop (and maintain) networked offers in rural cultural tourism: Those were the main outcomes from the second to last #EUROPETOUR meeting that took place during the month of June 2018 in Geras, Waldviertel, Lower Austria.

Next to all study visits in the rural area of the Upper Waldviertel, which is located about 1,5 hours away from Vienna, the main focus has been on finishing off details to the Training Modules, as well as the Social Media Guidelines for Cultural Tourism in rural areas.

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Learning from the German-Polish “Klosterland” network: A way forward for networked offers in cultural tourism in rural areas.

2018 highlights the final round of meetings for the EUROPETOUR partnership, starting with an experience of the German-Polish “Klosterland” network and our reception near the town of Mysliborz, hosted by Izabela Matusiak, of the community of Mysliborz, and Stefan Beier, head of the board of the transnational monastery network: www.klosterland.de

Are you, too, curious about networking across borders in cultural tourism in rural areas? Then read on, and learn more about what we found during our meeting in Poland and Germany.

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ITB Berlin 2018: Come & Meet the EUROPETOUR team!

Yes, it’s THIS time of the year again: Thousands of trade visitors are gathering to join the world’s largest travel trade show ITB Berlin, which is taking place from 6-11 March, 2018. The EUROPETOUR team, represented by Karin Drda-Kühn (Association Culture & Work), Elena & Hermann Paschinger (Kreativ Reisen Österreich), as well as Stefan Beier (Klosterland), wish to welcome you there.

Find out more about when and how to meet us.

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Cultural Tourism Entrepreneurship & Social Media Marketing: EUROPETOUR meets again in Marche, Italy

During 12-15 September, 2017, the final meeting of the EUROPETOUR partnership for the year 2017 will take place in and around the city of Ancona, Marche region, north-western Italy. The topics for discussion are manifold, focusing on the final elaboration of the EUROPETOUR training modules, as well as further work on the Social Media Guidelines for cultural tourism in rural areas.

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Training Modules for Cultural Tourism in Rural Areas: A Short Status Quo Update from Cantabria

During the last meeting of the EUROPETOUR team hosted by our project partner Pilar Bahamonde in Potes / Cantabria, we not only had the honour (and tasty pleasure!) of learning more about the actual Cantabrian cultural tourism products, services, and their marketing for cultural, religious heritage enthusiasts, and food lovers (see our latest blog post here), but also made good progress on the development of our training modules for cultural tourism stakeholders.

These modules are now further developed & translated into seven European languages, available for download soon.

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Product Development for Cultural Tourism in Cantabria

As part of the EUROPETOUR meeting in Potes, Cantabria taking place from 7-11 June, 2017, Cantabrian experiences for cultural tourism in rural areas included three types of cultural tourism products, which were very well selected by our partner Pilar Bahamonde of SRECD in Spain. The aim was to showcase, and highlight, the quality of Cantabrian culinary products on the one hand, as well as emphasising the strong links to Cantabrian culture and cultural tourism on the other hand.

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The EUROPETOUR partnership is set to meet again in Potes, Cantabria, Spain

The town of Potes, located along the pilgrimage route of the “Camino Lebaniégo” in Cantabria, is a cultural tourism destination known for its importance as an ancient site of pilgrimage. For the second time in 2017, our partners will gather from all over Europe, Elena Paschinger of partner Kreativ Reisen Österreich even covering the first four days ahead of the meeting as a true pilgrim on the Camino del Norte – self-awareness life!

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