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:

  • Economic-number
  • 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.

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

  • Management and programming system in tourism sector aimed at the economic growth of the sector thanks to the valorisation and diffusion of the sites and their enjoyment
  • Improvement of the environmental and cultural conditions of the territories
  • Improvement of the production chain and distribution of typical artisanal, artistic and agro-food products
  • Valuing local products and resources as a source of income
  • New opportunities for existing businesses and creation of new businesses
  • Increased employment opportunities and consequently improving the quality of life of the employees in the tourism and manufacturing sector
  • Strengthening the technical, managerial and representative skills of the local producer organizations involved in the intervention
  • Increased access to credit for income-generating activities in the areas covered by the intervention
  • Strengthening the capacity to participate in local development and local governance mechanisms of civil society organizations and local authorities
  • Strengthening residents’ capacities to participate in co-development mechanisms
  • Enhancing the information and awareness of citizens (especially young people) in relation to the dynamics of development of the sector