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ShapeTourism - New shape and drives for the tourism sector: supporting decision, integrating plans and ensuring sustainability

Goal: Shapetourism improves the tourism knowledge framework, providing analysis and operational tools to pinpoint an integrated methodology to shape and drive tourism sustainable growth, particularly for Cultural Destinations. It supports policymakers and private operators to achieve: attractiveness, growth and sustainability, taking into account the major challenges of global competition. Starting from the capitalization of scientific studies and from tourism established patterns, the project gears towards the balance between divergent public and private interests with the final scope to drive tourism development to an holistic, highly
operational and sustainable approach. Project provides: 1) Smart Tourism Data System, to arrange recommendations and scenarios, to improve
attractiveness and competitiveness of territorial assets; 2) Planning Solutions to tackle territorial assets sustainable exploitation, while balancing conflicts between landscape conservation and tourism growth pressures and tailoring responses to destinations life cycle 3) ShapeTourism Protocol based on a Participative decisional support system able to create effective synergies and cooperation mechanisms for a responsible
coastal and maritime integrated management. Actually, SHAPETOURISM enables to fill up some structural gaps providing: open-data/BigData processing; new sample survey; business ecosystem analysis; DSS leveraging on opportunities/facing risks and providing tools to develope ICZM and MSP.

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Smiljana Pivcevic
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This study adjusts the Driving forces-Pressures-State-Impact-Response framework (DPSIR) to analyze the interregional similarities and differences with regard to sustainable tourism development in selected Mediterranean (MED) regions. The study involved three steps. The first step was a critical reflection on sustainable tourism indicators and DPSIR as a grouping approach. The analysis yielded 29 sustainability indicators distributed within four components of the DPSR framework. The data were collected for 54 NUTS 2 level MED regions. In the second step, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) followed by a cluster analysis (CA) were performed to group homogenous regions and generate the Med Regions Cluster Matrix (MRCM). The investigation revealed that although countries in the Mediterranean share many characteristics in terms of tourism development and impacts, universal policies in mitigating the pressures are not appropriate. The main contributions of the study are (1) the application of the DPSIR model in the sustainable tourism context (2) and the analysis of the similarities and differences regarding the sustainability of tourism development in the selected MED regions. The conclusions of the analysis may stimulate the debate on mutual responses and sustainable tourism policy responses in the MED region.
Ante Mandic
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Please find all project outputs on projects official website:
Participator decision support system: http://www.shapetourism.eu/main-output/
Project team from University of Split has delivered ShapeTourism cluster matrix http://www.shapetourism.eu/main-output/shapetourism-cluster-matrix-tool/
This tool utilities DPSIR framework to identify key driving forces influencing sustainable tourism development in MED regions, resulting impacts and potential responses regarding tourism policy.
 
Lidija Petrić
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Based on the researches of all the project partners involved, every partner institution prepared workshops for the local stakeholders and media where they presented project results. It is nice to confirm that all the stakeholders involved were very satisfied with the project results, especially tools which can be seen on the following web site: http://www.shapetourism.eu
Uploaded is the document "Mainstreaming strategy of the SHAPTOURISM project" prepared by Mr Valentino Piazza in AICCRE Veneto edition, which describes in short basic outputs, tools, and recent activities before the project closure. It was a real pleasure for myself and my colleagues from The Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism , from Split, Croatia to be a part of this project with the partners from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia.
 
Ante Mandic
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From 18th to 20th of October, Slovenian team hosted the meeting of all partner Universities. We have participated and presented preliminary results of our final project output.
In our presentation, we have explained all steps we have conducted to broaden the understanding on inter-regional (MED regions) differences in context of sustainable tourism development. We have used proposed indicators, divided into the D-P-S-R model to cluster all 52 MED regions based on factor scores resulting from previously conducted factor analysis.
Please find enclosed presentation from meeting,
Split team
 
Ante Mandic
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We are currently working on development of DPSIR framework that is essential to build DSS system. Based on data analysis and output of phase 3.2 of this project, we are focused on identifying major (D) driving forces that post (P) pressures on fragile destination resources. We have decided to use cluster analysis to analyse interregional differences and similarities in detail. In that manner, we will be able to group MED micro regions that face similar challenges and deliver (R) responses to address specific (I) impacts and changes in (S) state.
 
Ante Mandic
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Team members from Split had privilege to organize meeting for all team members at Faculty of Economics, University of Split. The main purpose of this meeting was to share findings and to set objectives and timeline for future. The team from Venice and Portugal have explained in detail methodology of data collection, while prof. Petrić, representative of host team, has explainded DPSIR framework that will be used to develope key output - decision suport system. Next meeting will be organized by team in Slovenia in october 2017.
 
Ante Mandic
added a project goal
Shapetourism improves the tourism knowledge framework, providing analysis and operational tools to pinpoint an integrated methodology to shape and drive tourism sustainable growth, particularly for Cultural Destinations. It supports policymakers and private operators to achieve: attractiveness, growth and sustainability, taking into account the major challenges of global competition. Starting from the capitalization of scientific studies and from tourism established patterns, the project gears towards the balance between divergent public and private interests with the final scope to drive tourism development to an holistic, highly
operational and sustainable approach. Project provides: 1) Smart Tourism Data System, to arrange recommendations and scenarios, to improve
attractiveness and competitiveness of territorial assets; 2) Planning Solutions to tackle territorial assets sustainable exploitation, while balancing conflicts between landscape conservation and tourism growth pressures and tailoring responses to destinations life cycle 3) ShapeTourism Protocol based on a Participative decisional support system able to create effective synergies and cooperation mechanisms for a responsible
coastal and maritime integrated management. Actually, SHAPETOURISM enables to fill up some structural gaps providing: open-data/BigData processing; new sample survey; business ecosystem analysis; DSS leveraging on opportunities/facing risks and providing tools to develope ICZM and MSP.
 
Ante Mandic
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Faculty of economics in Split is currently preparing 2 day workshop and meeting for partners from UNIVERSITÀ CA’ FOSCARI VENEZIA, UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE, ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS – VENETA FEDERATION, CYPRUS CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, RSEARCH CENTRE OF THE SLOVENIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS and UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA. Aim of this workshop is to analyze project progress and define future steps.