Digital Agenda for New Tourism Approach in European Rural and Mountain Areas

Tourism can generate growth and employment in the EU and contribute to economic and social integration of rural and mountain areas, particularly if supported by access to information and communication technologies (ICT), the driver of the knowledge economy.
However, adoption of ICT applications in SMEs and in mountain and rural territories remains relatively low.
Tourism in remote areas faces also other challenges, for instance, due to the negative consequences of climate change.
Regional and local tourism policies should take that into account and promote tourism potential of mountain and rural areas through ICT dedicated policies.

DANTE aims to promote a new regional policy approach to designing a knowledge-based plan for the tourism sector.
The objective of DANTE is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies in the area of innovation by enhancing the role of ICT in tourism industry in rural and mountain areas.
The project optimises nine innovative good practices that demonstrate the benefits of Information Society for competitiveness of the tourism sector in disadvantaged areas.

You can see the Light Web Pilot  link.

 Το έργο ολοκληρώθηκε από το Σταύρο Καουκάκη σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.