Monthly Archives: August 2015

MEET us in our humble island home: Karpathos Characters

What comes to mind when you think of a typical beach holiday in the Mediterranean? Images of beaches crowded with umbrellas and hundreds of tourists? Sand, sun and sea? Last week you read about the newest MEET project activities in Karpathos and Saria Marine Regional Park, which not only provide opportunities for development and conservation, […]

Ecotourism Provides Conservation Opportunities in Remote & Authentic Mediterranean Locations

Acting as the main driver of the initiative, the MEET project has brought together the Management Agency of the Regional Marine Park of Northern Karpathos, Saria and Astakidonision with different tourism operators to develop one of the most unique and off-the-beaten-track tourism offers in the whole Mediterranean. Implemented by Holiday World Travel, the park conducted […]

By |August 20th, 2015|MEET Network|0 Comments

Capacity Building for Cross-Sector Co-operation in Mediterranean Ecotourism

According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. In the Mediterranean, the development of people with their territory over centuries offers amazing and unique opportunities to create nature-based tourism experiences. Following […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Capacity Building, Ecotourism, MEET Network, Protected Areas|0 Comments

MEET Ecotourism Successes & Challenges

The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) is an EU funded project involving eight countries in a common effort to develop a shared approach for the development of sustainable tourism in Mediterranean protected areas. This project aims to define a common framework of governance for tourism planning, valid in different Mediterranean realities, however, working in multi-stakeholder […]