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Consortium of Cogne Valley Operators

Practice on:

Support to SMEs.

Practical details:
NUTS 1: ITCNORD-OVEST
NUTS 2: ITC2 Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste
Start date: 2001
Type of initiative:  private
Description of the practice:

Promotion of territory and nature-related tourism services; events organization; encouraging integration and collaboration between operators.


SME development.

The Consorzio Operatori Turistici della Valle di Cogne (The Consortium of Cogne Valley’s operators) aims at promoting the development of the Valley of Cogne, at coordinating the activity of the member businesses and at improving their efficiency and their productive capacity. It also contributes in the organization and realization of local events. Cogne is a small and quite isolated location. The consortium responds to the need of creating an association of different businesses in order to improve the productive capability to inspire the business idea. The aim of the consortium is to promote nature-based tourism in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

The Consortium represents the Cogne Valley Tour Operators interests and performs an important role in the territorial tourist development. It is, in fact, one of the subjects dealing with destination management at a local level and it is common knowledge that this kind of action is crucial for the tourist success of the territory. The Consortium experience is of particular interest for the variety of roles it has to carry out, since it both deals with the promotion of territory and tourism services linked to nature and, at the same time, with the direct organization of different kinds of events. It has also an active role in encouraging integration and cooperation among operators working at different levels of the tourist network.

Evidence of success
Biological/biodiversity values:

Set in the territory of the Gran Paradiso National Park.

Visual impact and recreational value:

Events organization.

Cultural heritage:

Local traditions carried on and promoted.

Economic viability:

Yes.

Transferability:
The idea of the consortium is transferable in other European regions.

Contact details:
Name: CONSORTIUM OF COGNE VALLEY OPERATORS
Organisation: CONSORTIUM OF COGNE VALLEY OPERATORS
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.cogneturismo.it


Completed on: 30.08.2011
Date added: 9.9.2011  Hits: 172
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