first_imgThe representative of GSTC Pappas presented the methodology for measuring sustainability, emphasizing that the active cooperation of all involved actors in Dubrovnik tourism is extremely important for this phase. Over the next seven days, a number of workshops, focus groups and individual interviews are planned, and Pappas invited all interested to give their comments, ideas, suggestions and ask questions, discuss problems and opportunities. Based on these consultations and policy analysis, the GSTC will evaluate the current performance of the destination by applying the prescribed criteria and indicators. The introductory speech was given by Mayor Franković, who stressed the importance of sustainable tourism in the context of the city project Respect the City, which the city administration has been implementing since 2017. As a key element of city management and Dubrovnik tourism, he pointed out the cooperation with the Dubrovnik Port Authority by regulating the simultaneous number of cruisers, managing the number of one-day excursions to the old town using online vouchers for buses and informing stationary guests using smart city tools. In addition to presenting the existing measures, he announced future moves that will be introduced gradually, with the aim of making Dubrovnik an even better place to live and consequently for tourists. Yesterday, Lazareti hosted an initial meeting between GSTC Council member and Mediterranean Director Ioannis Pappas and the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković, his associates and a wide range of stakeholders in Dubrovnik tourism: city councilors, directors of utility companies, representatives of travel agencies, police, associations and organizations. related to tourism and others. Upon completion of the analysis, the Dubrovnik public will be presented with an evaluation of activities so far, and the city administration will receive concrete practical guidelines for improving results in the most important areas of destination sustainability: destination management, local economy benefits, life and cultural well-being. The project is sponsored by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a partner of the City of Dubrovnik and a signatory to the Agreement on Cooperation in the Preservation and Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Dubrovnik. The City of Dubrovnik is one of the 30 world destinations for which GSTC will conduct a Destination Assessment and the only destination whose measurement is sponsored by CLIA.center_img The City of Dubrovnik has started the active second phase of the destination sustainability measurement project, which is being implemented for the city administration by the Global Council for Sustainable Tourism (GSTC). The Destination Assessment Report for Dubrovnik is carried out by this body based on the criteria for sustainable tourism and destination management established by the United Nations, and is estimated to be completed in January 2020. on a key document that will define the current level of sustainability and which will define further steps in destination management with a view to achieving sustainable tourism. Source / photo: City of Dubrovnik; Pixabaylast_img read more