Observatories for sustainable tourism meet for exchange
Indonesian delegation visits South Tyrol
There are only seven observatories for sustainable tourism in Europe - one of them located in South Tyrol. For comparison: The world's largest island country, Indonesia, alone already has four. Recently, the Center for Advanced Studies had the great pleasure to welcome a delegation of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and representatives of the Indonesian Observatories, Toba-Lake, Pangandaran and Lombok to South Tyrol.
Indonesian tourism experts recently visited Bolzano to get an impression of the
South Tyrolean Observatory for Sustainable Tourism. An ideal opportunity to
discuss the different approaches and challenges South Tyrol and Indonesia are
facing. While our researchers at Eurac Research focus on evaluating data and
monitoring local tourism activities, Indonesia has waste and wastewater management
at the top of its agenda.
first day of the visit was entirely dedicated to scientific exchange. Roland Benedikter, Co-Head of the Center for Advanced
Studies gave an insight into the research activities
of Eurac Research, in particular the Center for Advanced Studies, while Indra
Ni Tua, Assistant Deputy for Tourism Infrastructure and Ecosystem Development,
discussed the development of sustainable tourism in Indonesia. Anna Scuttari, Head
of STO - South Tyrol, and the researchers Andreas Dibiasi and Valeria Ferraretto
an insight into the diversity of methods and the work with georeferenced data.
second day the group headed to Villnöß, where Mayor Peter Pernthaler and
Barbara Brugger from the Naturparkhaus Puez Geisler spoke about
tourism management in the valley and presented the Alpine Pearls Projekt. At
Oskar Messner's Restaurant „Pitzock“, visitors were introduced not only to the Slow Food Network, but also to the typical Villnößer Brillenschaf.