Project Closure - the European INTERREG CultTour Project

After 3 ½ years, the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems has successfully completed the European INTERREG CultTour Project (“the Project”).  

The Project involved international dimensions whereby the Tourism and Leisure Management Institute of IMC Krems worked together with partners from Austria and Europe to develop and implement sustainable tourism strategies for the conservation and maintenance of cultural garden and open space heritage sites in South Eastern Europe.

The Project pilot sites included the summer residence of Samuel von Brukenthal in Avrig, Romania, the Park of National Independence in Alexandroupolis, Greece, the Boruna Monument Park in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, and the Gardens of the Villa Peripato in Taranto, Italy.

In addition to the development of sustainable tourism strategies, IMC Krems conducted educational workshops in the field of conservation, cultural tourism, sustainability and tourism product development and offered an online education course on the topic of ‘Garden Heritage Conservation and Tourism’, together with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and the Berlin University of Technology.

The results of the project are also published in a book called ‘Revitalising Heritage Sites - A Re-Utilisation Process Model for Cultural Garden and Open Space Heritage Sites’.  The Re-Utilisation Process Model is a strategic tool that illustrates a structured process for the revitalisation of heritage sites, focussing on cultural gardens and open space heritage sites in particular.  The four project pilot sites are taken as case study examples. 

 For further information and to obtain a copy of the book, please contact the IMC TourismFACTORY under  http://www.tourismfactory.at/

Authored by: IMC Krems

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