Sustainable tourism cooperation in the Baltic Sea region.
Ever since its initiation, a group of like-minded partners has been working on the implementation of the Baltic Sea Tourism Center (BSTC). The idea is to establish a permanent center of expertise for improved communication and cooperation in tourism at macro-regional level by:
- associating the key tourism stakeholders,
- voicing jointly the interests of the tourism sector and
- promoting sustainable and competitive tourism in the Baltic Sea region.
The Baltic Sea Tourism Center will be established to jointly improve competitiveness for a sustainable tourism in the Baltic Sea Region.
It will become the leading centre of expertise speaking for tourism development in the Baltic Sea region – providing PARTNERSHIPS, INSIGHTS and SKILLS.
Cooperation will be enhanced through:
- bundling resources,
- communicating fresh knowledge to prepare for relevant trends,
- sharing experiences to deal with common challenges,
- providing data and benchmarking possibilities,
- gaining an overview on players, projects and initiatives by coordinating and making strategic use of project results,
- supporting training and product development in sector-specific areas,
- increasing visibility of regions, countries and the entire BSR as a tourism destination.
In the process of developing the BSTC, the following organisations are directly involved:
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board (DE)
- Pomorskie Tourist Board (PL)
- Danish Tourism Innovation/Visit East Denmark (DK)
- Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (DE)
- Association “Klaipeda Region” (LT)
- Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE)
- Visit Denmark (DK)
- Lithuanian State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy (LT)
- Polish Tourist Organisation (PL)
- German National Tourist Board (DE)
- Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic (PL)
- Self-Government of the Pomorskie Voivodeship (PL)
- Visit Finland (FIN)
- Region Blekinge (SE)
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