October 26, 2015
by Karsten Palme
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Success factors of touristic projects in the LEADER program

With the beginning of the LEADER-funding period 2014-2020 high funds are available for many rural regions in Europe.  LEADER is one of the few financial instruments of the EU which provides explicit financial support for tourism. Many innovative, sustainable and … Continue reading

January 7, 2015
by COMPASS
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Cross-border destination management

In a previous article we reported about the approaches in cross-border regions and the difficulty that positive projects and its respective indicators of success actually are not documented. There is no real exchange and best practice examples and Lessons Learned … Continue reading

December 8, 2014
by COMPASS
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Tourism and Peace project with Master students from Cologne Business School

Together with four students, Professor Dirk Reiser and the Peace Institute at the University of Klagenfurt represented by Cordula Wohlmuther, Compass has restarted the “Tourism and Peace” project. With the help of Bonnie Lewtas, Elisabeth Klemens, Xiaolu Zhang and Hanno … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
by Henriette Stieger
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Progress Report on our Project about 2nd Pilot Phase of European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) with VVV Zuid-Limburg & Cologne Business School

Already in an earlier article, we introduced to you the European Tourism Indicator System, short ETIS, developed through an initiative of the European Commission. Beginning September we started a project initiated by the tourist board “VVV Zuid-Limburg” in order to … Continue reading

October 13, 2014
by Karsten Palme
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Minimizing negative effects of crises on tourism and how to improve the image of Vietnam in the media

How can tourist destinations respond to crises? Which elements does crisis management include? How can the media spotlight be turned away from bad news onto good news? What does belong to a successful tourism media campaign? Answers to these questions … Continue reading