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N13 | Sustainable Local Tourism

Overview Summary Objectives Outcomes Partners

Lead Partner Hampshire County Council
Contact Person Richard Coles
Position within organisation: Environment Projects Officer
Telephone number : 00 44 1962 846 747
Fax number : 00 44 1962 846 776
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Action
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 4.3.
Total eligible cost (€) 0
Summary Top
To develop the spatial planning measures necessary to redistribute local recreation and tourism pressures more evenly.
Objectives Top
To establish what the current recreation and tourism trends are within the partner regions and why. To establish what obstacles exist to more sustainable recreation and tourism patterns in these areas. To share experiences across partner regions and establish how to harmonise spatial planning measures to overcome these obstacles. To raise transnational awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of a more sustainable approach to local recreation and tourism.
Outcomes Top
An understanding of the motivation behind high visitor statistics in popular tourist destinations and low statistics elsewhere. Pilot initiatives to redistribute and increase local tourism expenditure. Increase interest in the diversity of local attractions. Increased support for local rural businesses. Development of spatial planning policy guidance for sustainable recreation. Reduce pressure on sensitive habitats. Establishment of a European network/forum to share and monitor initiatives.
Partners Top
cities&regions transport&it water&flood risks nature&heritage seas&ports