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PROfessional Framework for Innovation in Tourism

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Framework Conditions for Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

Westtoer APB

Lead partner

address

Koning Albert I laan 120
8200 SINT-MICHIELS
Belgium

Project budget

2 915 773

ERDF amount

1 749 464

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/10/2016

End date

31/03/2020

Common challenge

In the EU’s Blue Growth Strategy, the coastal and maritime tourism sector is identified as an area with special potential to foster a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe. The fragmentation of the sector (tourism industry is an industry dominated by SMEs), the lack of innovation and diversification, the increased worldwide competition and the volatility of demand and seasonality are factors that prevent that this potential is exploited. To fully capture the potential benefits generated by tourism, the framework conditions for innovation, to be delivered by tourism SMEs, need to be improved.

Partners

England

Visit Kent Limited

England

Essex County Council

France

ADRT Pas-de-Calais Tourisme

Belgium/Flanders

Organisation internationale du tourisme social (OITS)

France

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Côte d'Opale

Netherlands

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Netherlands

N.V. Economische Impuls Zeeland

Observers

England

Canterbury Christ Church University

France

Comité Régional de Tourisme - Nord Pas de Calais

Belgium/Flanders

Horeca Vlaanderen

France

Pôle Métropolitain de la Côte d'Opale

France

Agence d'urbanisme et de développement de la région Flandre - Dunkerque (AGUR)

England

Kent County Council