Joint accreditation of touristic enterprises along Saint Francis Route in Rieti Province to ISNART “Q Italian Hospitality” and CAMMINI D’EUROPA labels
Topic of the practice
Promotion of route enterprises and products
Good Practice Information
The action aimed at enhancing knowledge of Saint Francis Route. Local tourist operators were involved by a trial procedure to the Joint Accreditation to 2 labels:
1) "Q, Italian Hospitality" (OI), managed by ISNART
2) Cammini d’Europa (CdE), managed by CdE EEIG.
Objectives of the action were to encourage operators to ensure and raise level of quality of their services and to publicise them.
As the certification is given to enterprises reaching a set threshold of requisites met, the processing of the evaluator reports provides a useful insight of the level of quality of services. In the enhancement of the Routes a strong link between the adopted public policies and the tourist operators is welcomed; the GP can helps in this direction. Cost incurred = € 15.000.
Evidence of success
n° 30 enterprises were certified out of 40 applying (success rate = 75%):
- n. 12 restaurants
- n. 12 accommodation structures
- n. 6 rural tourist houses
The procedure provides a model, and, for its transferability and adaptability to other areas and routes, a Best Practice example. Q label is applied yearly to over 6,000 enterprises in Italy, CdE label to over 170 in Italy and 80 in Spain.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Guido Tariciotti, General Manager
Rieti Turismo srl
Annex completed on: 06-28-2012