Applied tourism E-marketing and event-strategy in the framework of ESRT – Environmentally and Socially Responsible
Tourism Capacity Development Programme, funded by the European Union
Along with local farmers, producers, members of Slow Food and representatives of the Carinthia Tourism Board, we worked with Barbara van Melle, head of Slow Food Vienna to conceive and conduct a two-day workshop in Kötschach-Mauthen and Lesachtal valley on new Slow Food – tourism experiences.
We worked with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan in order to establish the Azerbaijan Convention Bureau, which provides valuable information, and support services to national and international Meetings Industry partners.
EUDS worked with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan to develop a 10-year tourism strategy, focusing on growth and economic diversification, looking forward to the year 2024.
Burgers, gin and cheesecake – what more could you need? On this project in the heart of Vienna, we were project leaders in the conception and realization of a new restaurant: ‘said the butcher to the cow’. Through tender interior design, they tell us the (love)story between the butcher and the cow.
The main goal of this project in Upper Bavaria and Salzburg is the successful establishment of meaningful developments and innovations to strengthen the future competitiveness of the participating destinations and their service providers.
Florian Sengstschmid was the project leader of an EU funded Twinning Project between Austria, Lithuania and Azerbaijan, aiming to strengthen the capacity of the Department of Tourism in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
EUDS, in cooperation with Barbara van Melle, assessed the potential of new tourism experiences, linking agriculture, gastronomy and tourism relevant aspects under the umbrella of Slow Food, for the Vienna Tourist Board.
ESRT is a project funded by the EU to promote the delivery of environmentally and socially responsible tourism services as part of Vietnam’s tourism sector strategy. Within this project, Florian Sengstschmid developed a brand concept and implementation strategy for Vietnams’ tourism products on its main markets.
Keynote speaker on “Innovation in Tourism” at the PRESERVE project’s final conference in Siena, Italy. The conference covered topics such as the value of cultural heritage in economic development and supporting sustainable tourism.
Florian Sengstschmid worked with the Georgian National Tourism Administration within the Twinning project between Austria and Georgia “Support to the tourism sector in Georgia” with the overall objective to improve the environment conductive to an increased contribution of the tourism industry to economic development and job creation in Georgia. The three main areas of the project were structure, legislation and capacity building.
EUDS led the project ‘ Creative entrepreneurship in the Creative Industry sector to support tourism development, for job creation and poverty reduction’ in Bhutan.
EUDS contributed to IRIS ‘Interregional Innovation Systems’ within the work package of interregional Network development. IRIS was a cross-border project between Austria and Hungary to strengthen the successful internationalisation of regional clusters.
Florian Sengstschmid was the head of the international jury evaluating the winning destination of the 2010 and 2011 EDEN Awards in Estonia. EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) is a project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union.
EUDS filled the position of tourism mentor to Enterprise Estonia during a two-year period. We developed a tourism destination management system and led the change process within the Estonian Tourist Board looking at a new strategy, structure and culture.
EUDS assessed the proposed peer-review methodology in tourism and its respective indicators. At the end of the project, the team introduced a set of new, practicable indicators to the measuring of sustainability in tourism destinations.
EUDS worked through the PRESERVE project to peer review two regions; Örebro in Sweden and Eszak-Alföd in Hungary. We assessed the regional tourism development strategy, conducted qualitative interviews and formulated a strategic approach for future regional tourism development.
In co-operation with the Austrian Ministry of Economics and UNESCO, EUDS designed a workshop on the topic of ‘Sustainable Destination Management with focus on Intangible Heritage’.
EUDS performed a best-practice analysis on ‘the effectiveness of the media in regards to using the internet for promotion and information dissemination’ in online marketing, with a special focus on coastal regions.
EUDS worked with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce to formulate a common branding and marketing strategy for successful positioning of Austrian Tourism Education Institutes in the Russian Federation.
A major potential of tourism in Estonia lies in the beautiful, unspoilt nature. In this context EUDS developed a product and theme-management strategy for the Estonian National Tourist Office.
EUDS organized a feasibility study for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on the export of Austrian Tourism Know-how towards Russia. The main objective was to implement a synchronized tourism-education program by Austrian standards in the Russian Federation.
EUDS managed the Austrian EDEN project in collaboration with the Austrian National Tourist Office and Austrian Ministry of Economics in the years from 2007 until 2011. The topics of the award reached from Rural Tourism, Tourism and Intangible Heritage, Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, Aquatic Tourism to Tourism and Regeneration of physical sites. EUDS developed the selection criteria, assessed potential sites within Austria and jointly with other jury members proposed the final 3 destinations to be presented to an international jury