Smart Mobility at Tourist Destinations

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Thu 15, October 2020
11:30 - 13:00 CET
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Sustainable tourism mobility and accessibility, towards "smart destinations"

"Smart destinations" should incorporate sustainable, smart and green mobility, seamless travel services and accessibility for visitors, ensuring tourism for all. Smart mobility solutions enable destinations to better respond to changing travel behaviours by offering more relevant, integrated services (e.g. from door to door) and incorporating fast adaptation processes.

The DESTI-SMART Interreg Europe project partnership aims to introduce sustainable and smart mobilty solutions, low-carbon transport systems, intermodality imrovements, accessibility, cycling and walking facilities for visitors, with related innovations, at tourist destinations. These are important additions to the 'Smart Destinations' concept.

This Workshop will present interim results from relevant feasibility studies, interregional cooperation, exchange of experience, capacity building and policy development in sustainable and smart tourism mobility, towards Smart Destinations.



- Low-carbon transport systems,

- Intermodality,

- Accessibility,

- Active modes of Cycling & Walking,

for visitors at tourist destinations.



- European Commission DG GROW, Tourism Policy Unit (invited, tbc)

- DESTI-SMART Interreg Europe project, on the role of sustainable mobility and accessibility in sustainable and responsible tourism, towards smart destinations

- Major Development Agency of Thessaloniki, Greece, on a proposed seaborne transport system as a tourism product

- Sardinia Autonomous Region, Italy, on potential introduction of electric vehicles with low environmental impact to reach a naturalistic area

- Experience Bremerhaven, Germany, on introduction of Hydrogen Bus on the port to railway station line

- Hastings Borough Council, UK, on a sustainable seafront strategy, including proposals on a low-carbon transport system for all

- Horários do Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on good practices and synergies with the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project

- Mallorca Council - Environment and Sustainability Department, Spain, on accessibility to a cultural route

- Latvian Greenways Association, Latvia, on the Greenways concept for sustainable tourism mobility

- Lake Balaton Coordination Development Agency, Hungary, on traffc calming at tourist areas

- Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, Cyprus, on low-carbon tourism mobility and accessibility

- Bournemouth University, UK, on relevant good practices for sustainable and smart tourism mobility

- InnovaSUMP Interreg Europe project, by lead partner Nicosia Municipality, Cyprus (Project Coordinator)

- Other initiatives.


Chrisostomos Kalogirou, Managing Director, MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY THESSALONIKI SA, Greece.
Maria Karagianni, President of Thessaloniki Major Development Agancy - Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki for Tourism & Culture, MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY THESSALONIKI SA, Greece.
Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission, Belgium.
Helmut Berends, External Expert (Berends Consult), Experience Bremerhaven, Germany.
Hannah Brookshaw, Regeneration Manager - Regeneration & Culture, Hastings Borough Council, United Kingdom.
Carmen Escandell Romero, Project Manager, Mallorca Council - Environment Department, Spain.
Viachaslau Filimonau, Principal Academic - Advisory Partner, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.
Joana Gaudêncio, Project Manager, RESEARCH AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT Horarios do Funchal, Portugal.
Giaime Ginesu, Project Manager, Sardinia Autonomus Region, Italy.
Nicole Halves-Volmer, Project Manager, Experience Bremerhaven, Germany.
Polikarpos Karkavitsas, Project Coordinator, InnovaSUMP Interreg Europe Project, Greece.
Nasos Kolyvas, Head of Sustainable Mobility Unit, Nicosia Municipality., Cyprus.
Zita Könczölné Egerszegi, Environmental Director, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, Hungary.
Claudio Mantero, Project Coordinator - CIVITAS 2020 - DESTINATIONS, Gabinete de Estudos e Planeamento - Horarios do Funchal, Portugal.
Raitis Sijats, President, European Cultural Tourism Network AISBL (ECTN), Belgium.
Franziska Stenzel, Project Manager, Experience Bremerhaven, Germany.
Anthi Tsakiropoulou, Project Manager, MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY THESSALONIKI SA, Greece.
Nicolas Tsifoutis, Marketing Manager, Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, Cyprus.
Manos Vougioukas, Coordinator, DESTI-SMART Partnership, Greece.
Cohesion and Cooperation
Desti-Smart Partnership
English (EN)

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