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VTA holds Central Baltic Cycling Seminar and Workshops, Vidzeme Tourism Association

VTA holds Central Baltic Cycling Seminar and Workshops

26. October

On October 17th in Bīriņi Castle the project "CentralBalticCycling" working seminar took place. The main topics of the seminar were "Cycling Friendly Services" in latvia nad best practices in Europe. The seminar was attended  by VTA's Cahirman of the Board - Mr. Raitis Sijāts (also coordinator of the project "CentralBalticCycling" in Vidzeme, Latvia), Ms. Inese Šīrava - Senior expert of the strategic planning at The State Tourism Development Agency and Head of the Q Latvia quality certificate committee as well as internatioanl experts: Mr. Adam Bodor, Director EuroVelo, Cycling Tourism & Regional Policy and Mr. Daniel Mourek - International Project Manager for Greenways.cz, representative of "Danube Tours". In the second part of the seminar all the experts and director of Ogres and Ikšķiles Tourism Development Agency Ieva Skutule explored a cycling study tour in route Ikšķile - Ogre - Ogresgals - Ķegums.

ECF and EGWA hosts first Joint Conference, Vidzeme Tourism Association

ECF and EGWA hosts first Joint Conference

25. October

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and European Greenways Association (EGWA) hosted their first ever Joint Conference on EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism on Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Nantes, France.

The full-day conference included presentations from notable speakers in the fields of cycle tourism and greenway development from across Europe with plenty of forums for discussion about European best practices.  Key topics include:

  • web solutions and social media;
  • usage monitoring and impact assessment;
  • connections to new niches markets (e.g. accessible tourism, senior tourism); and
  • political frameworks and funding possibilities.

The programme for the conference is available below.

EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycling Tourism Conference Final Programme

The presentation slides from all of those that used them can be downloaded here.

Photographs from the event can be viewed on the EuroVelo Flickr account here.

The ECF’s article on the event can be viewed here.

The conference was followed by the annual congress of the French National EuroVelo Coordination Centre, Départements & Régions cyclables (DRC), on the 27th and 28th September.  For information view here.

The conference was also attended by Mr. Raitis Sijāts from Vidzeme Tourism Association.

Vidzeme tourist map, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Vidzeme tourist map

13. August