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Three-year EcoVeloTour Project Concludes

EcoVeloTour project, a three-year international project with the participation of Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), will be completed on September 30th, 2021. The aim of the project was the promotion of sustainable tourism, particularly the development of cyclist tourism along the international cycle routes crossing the Danube region. The lead partner of the project was Zugló Municipality of Budapest. Besides Zugló, a further nine project partners from seven countries along the Danube have carried out project activities. 
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The project team of Corvinus have helped getting familiarised in a wider range with the importance of ecotourism in the domestic project area, the Rákos Creek. Not only research work has been taking place within the project, but academic activities, as well, which have helped the involvement of university students and the blended learning approach at the university. More courses have been dealing with eco-touristic opportunities alongside Rákos Creek over the last two years. In addition to educating young people, the CUB’s project members organized an online transnational event in autumn of 2020, wrote a guideline for novel ecotourism planning urging the consideration and conservation of ecosystem services, a policy recommendation, and a local strategy. The project partners found it very important to continuously inform each other, therefore several learning interactions were held during the project. One of the last learning sessions was organized by CENTOURIS / University of Passau on August 27th, 2021 and the participants were informed about the results of their primary research related to the travellers’ attitudes changes in ecotourism needs.  

The project concluded with a closing conference, which was held online on 23rd September, 09:00 am – 1:00 pm (CEST time). The online conference was open for every visitor, both the public and the professionals were able to join the online event and listen to the presentations of the project partners about the best practices, guidelines, policy recommendations, and strategies of cyclist and sustainable tourism in their local areas. The audience was able not only to listen to the experts’ experiences but also to exchange views about the ecosystem service-based eco-tourism planning and development. 

Further information on the project is available from the project leaflet, Corvinus’s project members, who are responsible for the communication of the project: Sára Hegedüs and Kitti Boros.

Boros Kitti kitti.boros@uni-corvinus.hu Rektori Szervezet / Fenntartható Fejlődés Intézet / Turizmus Tanszék
Egyetemi tanársegéd / Assistant Lecturer
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Telefon: +36 1 482 7215 • Mellék: 7215
Hegedüs Sára sara.hegedus@uni-corvinus.hu Marketing Intézet / Turizmus Tanszék
PhD Hallgató / PhD Student
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Telefon: +36 1 482 5252 • Mellék: 5252

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