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)

Three tourist routes have been created in the Klaipėda Region: “Sweet Exhaustion”, “Extraordinary Landscapes”, “Migrating Cultures”. Explore Klaipėda Region here.