EU Enterprises Stories

How to generate local tourism microsystems

WHAT IS IT?

How to generate local tourism microsystems” is both a study and a manual that provides a theoretical context and open questions for the creation of participatory projects for tourism and heritage.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Local tourism policy makers who are making tourism more sustainable
  • Tourism professionals looking for inspiring participatory tourism examples
  • Tourism students planning to launch a project or to update their knowledge

How is it structured?

01

Introduction & context

Explaining the connections with the other outputs from the EU Stories project.

02

Theoretical framework

Providing contextual definitions and reflections about storytelling, tourism, destinations and sustainable tourism.

03

Study methodology

Containing the results of a survey that collected 15 small and medium enterprises dealing with sustainable tourism in Bulgaria, France, Ireland and Italy).

04

Results & discussion

Tracing the common threads among the case studies to understand the recurring mechanisms, difficulties and success stories.

05

Conclusions

Identifying the bottom-up and top-down practices that could generate local tourism microsystems.

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