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HERIT-DATA 8th project meeting
8th project meeting group picture
On 22nd and 24th March, HERIT-DATA partners gathered online for the 8th project meeting.

It was the occasion to look at the advancements in our pilot sites, which have adapted their data collection activities in relation to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties, all pilot sites are setting up the tools & methods to collect data about tourism flows & the impact of tourism activities on the heritage.

Our partner DISIT Lab is supporting each pilot site in developing its personalised dashboard on the Snap4City platform, which allows to directly ingest & analyse the data coming from the sensors and the other data collection tools.

With the platform now operational and the pilot sites mobilised to collect the data, it is time to start transferring the project’s results to other stakeholders.

In parallel, the HERIT-DATA consortium will join efforts to capitalise project’s results, encouraging public authorities to integrate them in their own strategies.

The online meeting was also the occasion to review the communication and dissemination activities: in the coming months, partners will put additional effort in communicating the project’s results, through the production of videos, the reactivation of the project’s website and the regular update of social media channels.
News from the tourism sector
New report: Europeans' travel sentiment
ETC report frontpage

What is the sentiment of Europeans when it comes to travelling in 2021? The European Travel Commission has published the latest report “Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European Travel – Wave 6“, which provides interesting insights:

  • 56% of Europeans feel positive about the perspective to travel this summer, and declare they will go on holiday by August 2021.
  • Of them, 49% wish to visit another European country.
  • 34% of early bird travelers declare they will prefer holidays by the sea and 15% will choose the outdoors & nature for their trips.
  • The travel restrictions and the potential limitations on activities available at the destinations raise concerns among the travelers.

With vaccines becoming available in many countries, experts from the travel sector predict that the coming months and years will see the rise of the so-called “revenge travel”.
After so many months at home, experiencing curfew, lockdowns and other limitations, people will be impatient to travel again.
This will probably result in a sudden boom in travel bookings: the challenge will be to reshape tourism offers in a way that does not harm the heritage, the environment and the resident communities.

>> Read the report “Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European Travel – Wave 6“


Here is a selection of upcoming events and webinars:

Tourism Data Conference
April 13-14 - Click here

World Travel & Tourism Council 20th Global Summit
Online & in Cancun, Mexico
April 25-27 - Click here

FITUR: International Tourism Fair
May 19-23 - Click here

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