Our projects are very diverse and usually last several years. But they also have an end – at least on paper, because we carry on the achievements and developments from the project even after the end of the project. After the last project day has passed, when the project report has been written, the accounting has been completed and our partners are satisfied, our project results fill us with pride. In this section we show you which projects we have already successfully completed.
Thanks to the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), we were able to launch the project TourCert Danube in 2016. It includes a comprehensive plan of action to accompany tourism enterprises in the beautiful region along the Danube on their path to more sustainable tourism products and services.
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) we carried out the TourCert Latina project from 2015 to 2019. Starting in Peru and Ecuador under the project name TourCert Andina, we were able to successfully anchor the TourCert system in Colombia and Costa Rica as well, thus enabling people in Latin America to have a better future through sustainable tourism. Even after the end of the project, the local community is very committed; certified companies are already developing new products and establishing cooperation networks across countries and continents.
Qualification in Ecuador
Financed by a development partnership of the develoPPP.de programme via Sequa gGmbH, TourCert has strategically trained sustainability managers in Ecuador from 2017 to 2019. Together with local partners, the destination agency Fundación Municipal de Turismo Cuenca, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) and the Azuay University of Applied Sciences, the idea and especially the implementation of responsible tourism was promoted at various levels. In order to preserve local treasures and make the travel industry sustainable in the long term, the tourism actors involved need to be sensitised, knowledge transferred and empowered accordingly. This is where the Qualification in Ecuador project comes in to provide further training for local specialists.
Projects by and with TourCert
TourCert works in projects in very different constellations – as the main initiator, as project partner or as an expert in the field of sustainable tourism. Are you planning a project and need support? Then contact us!