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Supporting and promoting integrated tourism in europe's lagging rural regions

Objective

SPRITE will analyse the potential for better-integrated tourism in Europe's lagglngrural regions and assess how tourism's linkages with local/regional resources, activities, products and communities may be developed. It will create a unifying conceptual framework for analysing integrated tourism; survey tourists, businesses, communities and institutional structures In 12 study regions; produce detailed resource/activity audits and tourism', value chains; and develop andoperationalise decision support for integrated tourism. It will analyse the linkssbetween tourism and local resource and activity structures in their economic, social and cultural dimensions; the integrative processes involved; thecommodification of localities; and integrated tourism' s impacts and benefits. Twill yields valuable data and analysis for practitioners and producerecommenaations for more effective and sustainable integrated tourism development.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH
Address
Llanbadarn Campus
SY23 3AL Aberystwyth
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
24 Avenue Des Landais
63172 Aubiere
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
90 Galway
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Address
Sandymount Avenue 19
4 Dublin
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Avda. Blasco Ibanez 13
46071 Valencia
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Of Lancaster
LA1 4YB Lancaster /High Bantham
UNIVERSITÉ DE CAEN BASSE NORMANDIE
France
Address
Rue Claude Bloch
14075 Caen