Consortium of Cogne Valley Operators

Project information

Index: 0556R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ITALY NORD-OVEST Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2001

Topic of the practice

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

Good Practice Information

The Consortium of Cogne Valley’s tourism operators is a good example of how different businesses can work together in promoting nature-based tourism. The consortium aims at promoting territory and nature-related tourism services in the Gran Paradiso National Park, at coordinating the activities 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 created an association of different businesses in order to improve the productive capability of inspiring business ideas. The Consortium represents the interests of the Cogne Valley Tour Operators 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. 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.
The idea of the consortium is transferable to other European regions.

Evidence of success

Due to the consortium the tourism businesses improve their efficiency and productive capacity. The variety of roles that the consortium has strengthens the tourism netwerk, representation, and promotion of local traditions and services.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Consortium of Cogne Valley Operators

Consortium of Cogne Valley Operators

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