State of the art - best practices around Europe

A comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of leisure travel and sustainable transport in tourism regions has been carried out. The outcome of this task is a report containing best practices around Europe, paying special attention in successful factors and lessons learnt.



ELTIS_BTT_Picture.jpg   Mountain bike network promotes sustainable mobility in Galicia, Spain
In December 2010, Turgalicia, an association promoting tourism in Galicia, launched the BTT project to create a network of mountain bike routes and service centres in the region of Galicia as a new tourist product. The network now has ten routes, of around 118 kilometres in length.
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  CITY BIKES, STOCKHOLM
Stockholm established a public bike hire scheme in 2006 for its residents and visitors.
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  THE COPENHAGEN CARD
The initiative aims to encourage tourists to use public transport in Copenhagen through a card that provides unlimited public transport travel and admission to number of tourist attractions.
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  SOFT MOBILITY CORRIDORS IN VILNIUS
The initiative aimed to encourage residents and visitors of Vilnius to cycle or walk to the numerous recreational, cultural or natural interest sites in and around Vilnius.
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ELTIS_Picture_3816.jpg   eGIStour system in the Basque Country (Spain)
The eGIStour system represents a new method to measure, model and monitor flows of visitors in urban destinations and has been carried out in conjunction with Basque Tourism Agency. It ran between 2009-2011 and is still developing in different parts of the Basque Country. eGIStour is part of a wider project called TouristTEK, which was funded by the ETORTEK programme of the Basque Government.
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