Publication Tourism Knowledge & Innovation Communities - A Guide to Multi-Stakeholder Tourism Knowledge Networking to Improve European Innovation, Competitiveness and Sustainability

Release date 25/08/2012
Contributor Gordon Sillence
Author Ecotrans for DG Enterprise
Publisher Ecotrans FAST-LAIN Project
Editor Gordon Sillence, Herbert Hamele
Publication year 2012
Issue date 23/11/2012
Country Global,
Keywords knowledge networking, innovation, communication, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Sustainable Development, Sustainability Management system,
Page(s) 52
Document type Manual
Language(s) English
Internet access (URL)
Target group(s) Destinations , Businesses , Education, Research, Consultancy , NGOs, Partnerships, Networks , Governments & Administrations
Topics Destination Management , Knowledge Networking, Training and Education , Human Rights & Labour Rights
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Executive Summary

 PART I Theory
1.   What are Tourism Knowledge and Innovation Communities?
2.   Building a Tourism Knowledge and Innovation Community Model

PART II  Practice
1.Setting up a Topic  Knowledge and Innovation Community
2.Setting up a Destination Knowledge and Innovation Community

Part III Next Steps
2.Next Steps
3. Check List to Set up a Tourism KIC

This is the handbook to show you how to use this DestiNet Portal Site as an on-line toolkit to set up and manage Tourism Knowledge & Innovation Communities (Tourism KICs). KICs are built by mapping, networking and clustering of academic, business and administrative stakeholders in a systematic European-wide knowledge transfer and support process, focused on improving  workforce, SME and regional competitiveness. 

The DestiNet Tourism Knowledge & Innovation Community Toolkit in this handbook has been developed for professional use by initiators and coordination bodies to quickly establish online tourism knowledge networking structures and processes. This handbook will take you though the basics of using the DestiNet Portal for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism as an online toolkit to set up  a Knowledge  & Innovaton Community.

(Tourism Knowledge and Innovation Communities -  A Guide  to Multi-Stakeholder Tourism Knowledge Networking to Improve European Innovation, Competitiveness and Sustainability  has been developed in the European Commission  DG Enterprise CIP FAST-LAIN Project 2012)