It is an exciting time for tourism in Kent. The transformation of the traditional seaside holiday and the growth of cultural tourism create opportunities for a wider range of businesses than ever to be part of the visitor economy. ‘Sense of place’ is now a key ingredient of contemporary experience based tourism, but delivering that […]
Tag: Project Design & Delivery
Last year Touch TD, along with project partners in the UK, Italy and Finland, conducted a widespread survey amongst tourism managers and staff, visitors and residents in destination communities, to discover the priority training needs identified by the sector. Based on those findings, we have produced a series of learning materials, workshops and an interactive […]
Touch TD are a busy partner in the ERASMUS+ project called ‘Sustainable MAnageR in TOURism Sector’ – SMARTOUR. To see what we and our partners have been up to in the opening phase of the project, please read the first edition of our newsletter either online or download the PDF to view at your leisure… […]
Touch TD is a partner in SMARTOUR, a project funded by the European Union which aims to equip managers in the tourism field with the skills to run their businesses sustainably and generate long term benefits for the wider community. As a first step, the project is surveying tourism businesses, visitors, and local residents, in […]
Cumalıkızık is the best preserved of one of seven historic ‘Kızık’ villages, of which five are still extant, situated in the northern foothills of Uludağ to the east of Bursa and about 10km from the city centre. A Waqf village established by Orhan Gazi with its origins in the 14th century C.E., Cumalıkızık serves as […]
A report on a unique EU funded, UNESCO World Heritage Centre coordinated, project supporting mixed heritage in the Central Balkans 2014-2017. The dramatic landscapes around Lake Ohrid, which form the borderlands between Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have long been recognized as holding unique values, both in terms of cultural and natural […]
An ICOMOS-UK Conference, London 20th September 2014 Contemporary re-telling and performance of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, traditional craft skills, such as knife making and woodturning, diaspora community festivals, archives of everyday life, ancient woodlands as places of commercial activity and spiritual power – all these and more featured in the first ever conference on intangible cultural […]
The spectacular autumn colours of Atlantic Canada, formed the backdrop to the biennial GGN conference, hosted this year by the Stonehammer Geopark of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Touch TD again presented results from its on-going work around the world of Geoparks. This time we joined […]
Sustainable livelihood generation, including support for the development of a village tourism product based on traditional arts (such as folk painting) and intangible cultural heritage trails.
Deliver the Intangible Cultural Heritage component of the evaluation.