In the framework of the DestiMED project, IUCN-Med is launching a call for tenders for the development of an online monitoring platform and resource center for the use of Protected Areas and tourism service providers that will enable the territory and the project partners to collect data, evaluate key sustainability and quality indicators of tourism-related services, and track progress over time.
DestiMED is an INTERREG MED project led by Regione Lazio which aims to build the pre-conditions for a Mediterranean destination management organisation (DMO). Specifically, the project aims to further develop and test ecotourism packages, standards, and monitoring tools in 13 protected areas around the basin, while bringing together stakeholders in a network for ongoing collaboration. DestiMED builds on the results of the MEET project (Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism), which created and tested planning and marketing approaches and built the foundation of this network.
One of DestiMED’s primary objectives is to apply a Life Cycle Assessment approach to tourism products in Protected Areas, utilizing a practical instrument (Ecological Footprint) designed to assess and link the quality and sustainability performance improvement of service providers. With this goal in mind, a consultant is needed to develop an online monitoring platform and resource center for Local Economic Clusters (LECs), consisting of Protected Areas and tourism service providers, especially inbound tour operators. The online platform will enable the LEC and the project partners to collect data, evaluate key sustainability and quality indicators of tourism-related services, and track progress over time. This online platform must also be able to collect and compile survey responses from travelers at the end of their stay, ideally through an online questionnaire.
Furthermore the consultant will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the specific indicators and guidelines for environmental, socio-cultural and economic aspects of ecotourism packages established during the project.
Documents to be Presented by the prospective consultant:
● Methodological proposal on the basis of the ToRs including calendar of actions;
● CV of the candidate/es;
● Financial offer
The application pack should be sent in pdf to: [email protected] no later than 27th March at 00.00 CET.
The detailed ToR is available here.
Mediterranean Ecotourism Destination: joint planning, monitoring, management and promotion for a governance system in Mediterranean protected areas - DestiMED