The Results of our Country Analysis & Training Needs for Cultural Tourism in Rural Areas are now published!

At the beginning of 2016, the EUROPETOUR team has successfully conducted the first-ever, European cultural tourism survey on qualification needs of stakeholders in rural cultural tourism among its members and networking partners from Bulgaria, Belgium, Romania, Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany and Austria. During our past meeting in the Lower Austrian Mostviertel destination, we have discussed and presented all relevant conclusions from the EUROPETOUR survey. These results are now published in a report, available for download here.
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Survey Results from our 2nd EuropeTour Meeting in Waidhofen

Our EuropeTour experts from Spain, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Germany & Austria have once again gathered in order to discuss results from our previously conducted EuropeTour survey so as to establish training modules for stakeholders in cultural tourism. EuropeTour partner Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) conducted the survey and analysed the results with country specific input of all partners and their respective regions.

The principal aim of the EuropeTour survey has been to disclose the training needs of stakeholders in cultural tourism across Europe. The survey has been conducted neither exhaustively nor scientifically, but rather as a bottom-up, practical approach highlighting the most relevant issues currently being discussed in rural cultural tourism development. Continue reading


EUROPETOUR calls upon all stakeholders in cultural tourism, tourism destination management companies, local community members and economic institutions to participate in this valuable survey. Our aim is to gather experiences from cultural tourism management across Europe in order to identify areas of interest for further education and training. Participating in this survey allows us to better understand how cultural tourism in rural area works and which tools are necessary for stakeholders to achieve their goals (“more visitors”, “more overnight stays”, “more income”).
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