European Commission : Soomaa Estonia

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Presentation of Soomaa national park as Wilderness Wetland destination in Estonia. Launch of the EUROPEAN TOURISM INDICATOR SYSTEM
FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF DESTINATIONS

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European Commission : Soomaa Estonia

  1. 1. Soomaa National Park - Estonias Wetland Wilderness Aivar Ruukel Brussels 22. Feb. 2013
  2. 2. Soomaa NP - Land of Peat Bogs
  3. 3. PAN Parks - European Wilderness
  4. 4. RAMSAR - World Wetlands
  5. 5. Fifth Season
  6. 6. 14 case studies on tourism in wetlands
  7. 7. EDEN award winner
  8. 8. The benefits of the indicator System- Today such holistic System is not in place- Local business see it as a tool for better collaboration- All stakeholders feel the need for this kind of System for making Soomaa better place to live and visit
  9. 9. The relevance of the System- Flexibility of System ...- allows to add wilderness indicators- Focus on all different aspects of sustainable tourism make the System useful- No of arrivals is not interesting, the Net Profit is!
  10. 10. Challenges in implementing System- Definition of roles and duties is unclear- Who should be the coordinating body?- How to motivate ALL stakeholders to gather data and give input to the System- As little as possible, as much as necessary- As cheap System as possible : best use of ICT technology- Future challenges in analysing data
  11. 11. Thank you!Contacts:twitter: @ruukelaivar@soomaa.comskype: aivarruukel

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