Rural Tourism is already an important part of the European tourism sector, yet many assets and resources for recreation in rural areas are not widely used, or even remain undetected, that is the reason why EuroGites, the European Federation of Rural Tourism and Mouvement Européen de Ruralité have organized a conference.
“Sustainable tourism for rural development” to bring attention and to broaden the view and unleash the full rural potential for leisure through a holistic approach that includes hospitality, food, gastronomy, culture, and active tourism. This event counts with support of the UNWTO “2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” and the implementation of the Cork 2.0 Declaration.
It is a first-ever event that brings together stakeholders from two of the most relevant sectors for the European economy to set common ground for future cooperation and synergies. Four main topics have been defined for this event, these are: Vitality (smart and competitive rural areas), Value Chains, The Rural Experience and Digitalization.