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During 2018, Europe will celebrate its cultural heritage at European, national, regional and local levels. The accession of European states to the European Year of Cultural Heritage is closely linked to the enhancement of sustainable and responsible tourism. In particular: Sustainable Tourism meets the needs of both travellers and host regions, taking care to protect and improve opportunities for the future.
“In addition to mass tourism, “slow” travel formulas are being added, which identify the Italian way of life and sustainability as the first requirement for holidays in our territory”. Giovanni Bastianelli, executive director of Enit – National Tourism Agency (Italy).]
Ecotourism is also part of this area of intervention, but also cultural tourism and heritage, deeply linked and attentive to history, local culture and its enhancement, as well as sustainability and accessibility in travel, the acquisition of the atmosphere of places, the suggestion evoked, the context of experience.
Every form of tourism by its very nature implies the movement of tourists from their source to the destination; tourism and mobility are therefore deeply interconnected.