TExTOUR business model canvas

GUIDELINES - PDF — 207.75 KB — 15 Feb 2024

This document supports the design and implementation of a sustainable cultural tourism action. It helps identify the involved players, resources, beneficiaries, costs, communication channels, and revenue streams. A section is dedicated to the sustainability of the action focusing on its environmental, economic, social, and cultural impacts on the territory


TExTOUR Guidelines for cultural tourism development ppt

GUIDELINES - PPTX — 4.27 MB — 05 Jul 2023

The power point of the webinar about TExTOUR guidelines for cultural tourism development. A summary of the most important points of the original document, and a handful vademecum of the seven-step methodology.


Co-developed Cultural Tourism: Seven-step guideline

GUIDELINES - PDF — 4.48 MB — 05 Jul 2023

A step-by-step guide through TExTOUR methodology for cultural tourism development. Following the seven steps of the guide is possible to replicate TExTOUR strategy tailoring it to different territories and heritage.


Policy Recommendations by Horizon2020 Sustainable Cultural Tourism Projects

GUIDELINES - PDF — 567.90 KB — 06 Jun 2023

This report is the direct result of the policy workshop of 5 July 2022 in Lisbon and Brussels’ round table of 11 October 2022, organized by DG RTD and REA and involving six research projects on cultural tourism funded under the recent Horizon 2020 calls. The report contains the main findings and outcomes regarding three main areas: (i) EU Policy and Europeanization, (ii) Research and Innovation, and (iii) Sustainability and Infrastructure.


TExTOUR Project – Call Resolution Matrix

PDF — 477.13 KB — 21 Apr 2023

This document shows the ranking of the five sites that have been chosen as replicators for the TExTOUR project's methodology. Each of the replicators is paired with one of the project's pilot that is going to support them throughout the replication process.


Adapting Methods and Tools for Participatory Heritage-Based Tourism Planning to Embrace the Four Pillars of Sustainability

SCIENTIFIC PAPER - PDF — 688.22 KB — 12 Apr 2023

Sustainable cultural tourism, understood as heritage-based tourism, can support inclusive and sustainable development, especially in remote or peripheral areas. While participatory processes are mandatory, they are not sufficient to ensure sustainable cultural tourism planning. For the latter, cultural tourism must embrace the four pillars of sustainable development: focusing on economic, cultural, environmental, and social sustainability. Nevertheless, a comprehensive methodology that addresses all the aspects of sustainable planning at each stage of the process through inclusive and diverse participation of local communities is still missing. The paper introduces a specific participatory methodology for cultural tourism developed and tested in eight case studies across Europe and beyond and analyzes how the devised participatory process and tools guarantee proper incorporation of the different pillars for sustainable development at each stage. The methodology and tools presented are based on three replicable steps that aim to enhance cultural tourism in a sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and innovative way. The paper specifically focuses on three activities designed for the participatory workshops: the co-mapping exercise, the Action Co-creation, and an adapted Business Model Canvas, providing an analysis of how those contribute to an innovative participatory process, constantly considering the four pillars of sustainable development.