Dubrovnik was selected after applying to the EU Destination Managers call as part of the Smart Tourism Destinations initiative and meeting the set criteria of previous experience, motivation and expectations as well as technical capacities.
Dubrovnik applied using its experience and know-how through the implementation of the Altereco and Respect the City projects.
“Dubrovnik’s selection to be a stakeholder in this project is yet another tangible support in transforming the destination into a promoter and leader of sustainable and responsible tourism. The selected stakeholders will be able to participate in various workshops led by reputable experts from various fields related to smart tourism, to share experiences with other destinations, to learn from one another, as well as becoming or improving as a smart tourism destination,” the city said.
The Smart Tourism Destinations initiative of the European Commission provides support to EU cities to facilitate access to tourism and hospitality products and services through technological innovations. Their mission is to transfer know-how in applying innovative digital solutions that can help tourist cities and destinations to be more sustainable and accessible as well as improve destination experiences where cities entirely use their cultural heritage and creativity.
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