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Session i - Insights from the Region of Valencia

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An International Workshop on Tourism as a Catalyst for Regional Development took place in Vienna, Austria, on 12-13 December 2019.

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Session i - Insights from the Region of Valencia

  1. 1. Insights from the Region of Valencia Raquel Huete, PhD. University of Alicante, Spain WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  2. 2. DR. RAQUEL HUETE WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 28.2 M tourists year 2018 Contribution to GDP: 13.2% 15% Employment generation  Adapt the tourist products to needs of demand  Seek the welfare… & guarantee accessible tourism  Foster sustainability & local development through diversification and ending seasonality  Cooperation with social agents & public participation  Growth of occupancy & increase competitiveness  Training and fostering research and tourist innovation CHALLENGES
  3. 3. DR. RAQUEL HUETE WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOW? The tourist policies will respond to: ◦ land use planning ◦ mobility and transport, ecological sustainability, ◦ economic sustainability ◦ cultural and social sustainability Keys:  Training for local employees  Digitalisation 3
  4. 4. DR. RAQUEL HUETE WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SMART TOURISM DESTINATION STRATEGY Governance Innovation Technology Sustainability Accessibility
  5. 5. DR. RAQUEL HUETE WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  6. 6. DR. RAQUEL HUETE WORKSHOP ON TOURISM AS A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Better measure to better manage What is good for residents is good for visitors

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