Sustainable Tourism Research and Intelligence Part.. (SUSTRIP)
Sustainable Tourism Research and Intelligence Partnership
Start date: Dec 31, 2008,
End date: Jun 29, 2012
The purpose of SusTRIP is to plan and implement a series of research activities which will help the 2 Seas area to further develop an economically successful tourism industry. This new strategic network between tourism and education partners from each country in the zone will enable the project to build on previous studies by each of the partners, each of which is keen to improve and sustain tourism in the region as a whole. SusTRIP will create a lasting legacy via a new Knowledge Platform which will provide long term research support to the partners beyond the duration of the project. Partners will feed the platform with findings on identified tourism products, on measured industry performance, and on the needs of the incoming visitor and the host community. Expected Results: What are the key results of the project?Results - Activity 1:2 Seas Region Events ToolkitVisiting Friends and Relatives ReportAccessibility AuditCurrent Visitors 2 Seas Region Report2 Seas Perception Visitor ReportResults - Activity 2:2 Seas Self Catering Report1 Suite of 2 Seas Region Fact Sheets1 Economic Impact Handbook plus several models trialled and tested1 Museum Economic Impact GuideResults - Activity 3:2 Seas Region Symposiums2 Seas Region Research Conference2 Seas Region Research Online Forum2 Seas Region Key IndicatorsAre all partners and territories benefitting from the results?Target groups:The partner organisations, tourism businesses, tourism developers, marketeers and policy makers.Beneficiaries:Long-term the host communities will benefit as there will be a better understanding on how they can engage in tourism and how tourism impacts on them, and their environment.Benefits to territory:Better, more comprehensive and up to date data which is more accessible and interactive to tourism businesses than ever before, access to research results which will help tourism developpers and marketeers more effectively plan long-term investment and marketing strategies and the economic Impact Model for policy makers which will provide strategic information on the volume and value of tourism to the 2 Seas Region. Special guests from all members states are invited to the Research Forums and all the studies are published on the website so all member states can benefit from the resultsWhat are the effects / outcomes for the territories involved?The long term effects and outcomes include better managed and more succesful tourism events in the 2 Seas Region, better tourism link with the host communcities, improved accessiblity for visitors, new forms of visitor communciation and interpretation using the latest technology developped, better informed and more successful tourism business in the 2 Seas Region, more sustainable tourism investment in the 2 Seas Region, and increased understanding of the contribution of tourism to economic, social and envrionmental agenda.
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