Governance for sustainable tourism

Leader: Tarragona Provincial Council

Partners: Massa Carrara Province, Savona Province, Mantova Province, Aude Departmental Council. 

Associated partners / Observers: Alpes Maritimes Departmental Council, Lleida Provincial Council 

Total budget: 41.000 euros

Co-funding(Latin Arc): 5.000 euros







Governance models for Sustainable Tourism

Project Description

The future of the tourism sector will depend – to a greater extent – on the capacity of public and private entities to work together on a common and shared tourism model. Cooperation between public and private sectors becomes an indispensable possibility for development.

Cooperation between local, national and international tourism organizations is crucial for the success of sustainable tourism in Europe.

It is also essential to analyse the key territorial elements and conceive a governance model for the tourism sector that could be replicated in other territories. To this end, commercial and institutional interests should meet sectorial interests so as to ensure the development and sustainability of the tourism sector.

The territory – conceived as a touristic space – is subject to political intervention, one that shall ensure sustainable development, improve the competitiveness of touristic areas and focus its efforts on the consolidation of new touristic spaces and products. In this vein, it is also necessary to create an integrated approach and a strategic vision of tourism in order to strengthen cooperation, planification and complementariety among local municipalities and to forge strong partnerships.

This project aims to integrate public and private actors into a common strategy with the goal of working alongside each other on transversal synergies while ensuring an effective procedure. 


Cooperation and synergy between the public and private sectors encompass the definition of a common working basis between those actors and a global vision of the territory, along with its resources and environment.

These are the variables that have been taken into account:

1. Analysis of the situation and identification of obstacles.
2. Joint cooperation and awareness.
3. Design of a reference model for Latin Arc countries.
  • Design of a strategy focusing on public and private capacity management in order to mobilize and work on synergies through a common model for all Latin Arc countries. 
  • Information exchange on positive and negative experiences and their implications.


· Partnership creation 

· Elaboration of a methodological design for the study of governance in the tourism sector drawing on the existing synergies and relations.

·  Design of the analysis 

·  Preparation and dissemination of a survey for local public and private actors. 

·  Analysis of surveys and best practices and elaboration of final report. 

· Discussion seminar (dissemination of final report and recommendations). 


Elaboration and publication of a study on a Governance Model for the Tourism sector in the Latin Arc.

Final seminar in Tarragona


We are Hiring!

Arco Latino is looking for an Administration and Financial officer: deadline 14th of october 2018. Have a look to the job offer details!

RE-CONNECTING TOURISM - Conference - registration open

The MED Sustainable Tourism Community is organising the international conference “Re-connecting tourism: promoting evidence-based policies for sustainable development” on the 29th-30th May 2018 at the UNINT University in Rome.

Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.


Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action

In the framework of the activities of the BleuTourMed_C3 the Interreg Med Horizontal Project of the Community on Sustainable Tourism, "Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action” will take place in Athens the 4 and 5 of October 2017.

Arco Latino at the The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

In the framework of the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy - Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017, Arco Latino together with the Chamber of Achaia, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, and ICOMOS will organise the Workshop on Sustainable Tourism.

Arco Latino & BleuTourMed_C3 at the PANORAMED Kick-off Meeting

In the framework of the Interreg Med Programme the 27th of September 2017, Arco Latino, as lead partner of BleuTourMed_C3 the Horizontal Project of the Med Community on Sustainable Tourism, will participate at the Kick-off Meeting of the PANORAMED political forum for the Mediterranean