The potential of tourism depends on: environmental, nature, landscape, cultural and economic resources of which a territory is equipped and instruments to publicize these resources to translate them into a real economic benefit.


The tourist vocation of a territory, if well organized, structured and promoted, leading to a gradual improvement not only in the tourism sector and of those directly involved but acts as a driving force for many of the activities related to this:

  • Socio – economic
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Cultural


For these goals ARCADIA SIT proposes a system to organize, correlate and make accessible the following information with adequate instruments of territorial survey and thematic, based on web technologies.


The basic information includes:

Census of available resources

  • Knowledge of accommodation and hospitality, definition of thematic itineraries
  • Areas of natural value
  • Typical food and handicrafts
  • Events, cultural and traditional manifestations

Analysis of the vocation of the territories and market demands, with incentives and support of local products

  • Encouragement and promotion of local products
  • Creation of production chains
  • Creation of brands
  • Organization of internal and export products distribution

Organization and promotion of local events

  • Culture
  • Products
  • Sport and leisure


The proposed of ARCADIA SIT, is based on the collection and integration of information (maps, info, photos, videos, calendar events) to supports innovative methods of communication and user services of the latest generation, in addition to providing web services, multi-channel services (eg for solutions like mobile communications or digital TV).


The expected returns are manifold and strongly correlated among them and include:

  • The system to manage and planning the economic increase in tourism sector thanks to the development and diffusion of the sites and their fruition
  • Improvement and conservation of environmental and cultural conditions of the territories
  • Improvement of typical craft, artistic and local food products and their distribution
  • Valorisation of local products and resources as a source of income
  • New opportunities for existing company businesses and start-up of new company
  • Increased of opportunities employment and consequent improvement of quality life of workers in tourism sector
  • Reinforcement of technical and management skills of local producer organizations involved in the intervention
  • Reinforcement of capacity of residents to participate in mechanisms of co-development

Strengthening the tourism market and knowledge of citizens (especially young people) respect to the dynamics development, to train new workers and create new jobs