Study Visits

In May 2014 representatives of Podkarpackie region (Poland) presented five good practices in senior tourism easy transferable to other regions. Partners visited such places as the Old Travelers Club, Summer Poterry, Sensual Garden, Nordic Walking centre and Carpathian Wildlife Foundation.

 

May 29, 2014

In the first half of April TOURage team met in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County (Hungary) to evaluate five good practices offered to develop senior tourism.  After presenting all the good practices it was concluded that Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County has a religious tourism as a priority in the region. After the study visit all the partners made their own evaluation on good practices whether they are appropriate and useful to transfer to their own regions. It was noted that it is rather a good thing for regions to have a prioritized development approach as this allows concentrating on financial attraction of funds. 

 

April 28, 2014

 

During the 9-11 April TOURage partnership will meet in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County (Hungary) to experience five good practices of senior tourism there. Good practices suitable for senior tourism will be presented by the partners from Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Regional Development and Environmental Management Agency.  As usually each partner will give the feedback telling whether the visited places and initiatives are appropriate and useful for their own regions to develop senior tourism by transferring the good experience and ideas. This time good practices “Faith and Health”, “Gastronomic journey in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County”, Hortobágy National Park,Hajdúszoboszló Tourism Destination Management and “Route of medieval churches” will be presented.

 
 

April 2, 2014

Visit to Prešov region in Slovakia showed the role of the state helping improve the health of seniors  offering subsidised holidays as well as supporting creation of local tourism boards. Accessibility and services for people with dissabilities are taken into account. Several different good practices were shown to stress the need to improve senior tourism. 

 

November 20, 2013

 

TOURage is going to organize a study visit to Prešov region (Slovakia) on 13th and 14th of November where good practices suitable for senior tourism will be presented by the partners from Regional Development Agency of the Prešov Self-governing Region. During the visit six places and initiatives will be evaluated by the team of TOURage to discuss whether or not they are transferable to other regions by project partners. Such good practices as “Walks through the Living Spiš”, the Ľubovňa castle,SOREA Hotels,Nestville park, Preservation and promotion of wooden churches on the International wooden route and the project “Carpathian Sky” will be seen.

November 7, 2013

While visiting several tourism objects and introducing ourselves with different activities towards strehnghtening development of senior tourism, most of TOURage team members were positively suprised about the experience they met in Warmia-Mazury region in Poland. It is surely, several partners are interested to take over good practices of this region.

 

September 26, 2013

 

TOURage is going to organize a study visit to Elblag and Warmia-Mazury region (Poland) on 18th of September where good practices suitable for senior tourism will be presented .During the visit eight places will be evaluated by the team of TOURage to discuss whether or not they are transferable to other regions by project partners.During the study visit Federation of Social  Organizations (FOS) of Warmia-Mazury region, Tourism without Barriers Association, „Places with the Soul” theme villages,Elbląg Canal, Pilgrimage Route, Miłomłyn Zdrój Hotel , The Warmia-Mazury Senior Games and  a municipal programme Olsztyn Aktywnie! will be presented.

September 16, 2013

In the end of June study visit in Greece were organized to present good practices for senior tourism in the region of East Macedonia & Thrace. Project partners were introduced with the visitor centre of Evros Delta in Traianoupoli, activities of women cooperative of Kokkinogia as well as Therapeutic Mud Baths in Krinides were presented.

July 8, 2013


Study visit hold on 22nd of May was organized to introduce with good practices of senior tourism development in Burgas region, Bulgaria. During the visit five places were evaluated to choose the best good practices from all the partners` regions.  The village of Brashlian in Strandzha National Park, Burgas pensioner’s club in Sozopol, Health Program in the “Specialized Hospital for Rehabilitation-NK” and five star hotel Grand Hotel Pomorie in Pomorie and Sunny Beach and its services for the seniors have been visited during the visit.

June 1, 2013

At the study tour organized on November 27, 2012, the good practices on senior tourism developments were introduced for the Tourage project partners. The main scene of the study tour was the Thermal Spa at Tamási, where the majority of presentations were held.

December 10, 2012

The West Regional Authority organised a Study Visit for the participating TOURage Partners leaving Galway City at 9am on Tuesday the 23rd October and travelling firstly to Knock Shrine. Seniors representing various organisations and Good Practices travelled on the coach facilitating informal interaction with the Partners throughout the day.

 

November 8, 2012

In the end of September 2012 project “Tourage” partners met in Granada for projects first Annual Conference and Study Visit. The Study visit was focusing on good practices located in Granada region. All the project partners got information about three examples of good practice in senior tourism: Programme “Alhambra for Seniors”, The accessibility in a tourist cave: Cave of Windows of the municipality of Píñar and The Tropical Coast of Granada, a tourist destination for European senior tourism.

October 18, 2012

Vidzeme planning region is one of the most Latvian region in Latvia due to the fact that 85% of citizens are Latvians. With different traditions which are still strongly alive in almost every Latvian family Vidzeme region shares also with its tourists. 12th June 2012 project “Tourage” partners visited the most significant touristic sites in Vidzeme planning region, focusing on senior tourism.

June 13, 2012

Project "TOURAGE - Developing Senior Tourism in Remote Region" kick-off conference was held from March 19 to March 22 in North Karelia, Finland. During the event 12 regional partners from 10 countries visited several tourist sites in North Karelia and jointly discussed the activities in order to effectively promote senior tourism in the European countries.

 

March 26, 2012