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Hotel Kakola

ΤHotel Kakola is a private, Finnish boutique hotel located in the former prison of the coastal city of Turku, former capital of Finland. Since the beginning of its operation, the hotel has focused on responsible choices and cooperation with local entrepreneurs.


BIM provides essential training and skill development for the Irish seafood industry, at its two National Fisheries College of Ireland, mobile coastal training units, in-person workshops and online programmes.

Port of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona is the main logistics hub in the Mediterranean and leads the ranking drawn up by Blackpool Digital to measure the digital presence of Spanish ports.

Cádiz Atlántica

It is a company located in the province of Cadiz, presenting an immersive experience around the Atlantic Ocean.

A review of the main programmes and certificates for responsible tourism development

Dozens of different programmes, systems and certifications are available for tourism companies to develop responsible tourism. These certificates provide a number of tools for enterprises to develop their practices and products to be more responsible. Many of the certificates offer initial status surveys, a continuous development model, communication support, and instructions for creating an action plan. Some of the systems and programmes cover all aspects of sustainable tourism, others emphasize minimizing environmental impacts.

Sustainable Gateways

This example is based on the project and report of the Small Ports – Sustainable Gateways to Coastal National Parks (Sustainable Gateways) project. The project developed small boat harbours located in the Finnish and Swedish outer archipelagos. The key infrastructure of the involved harbours was improved, infrastructure such as floating piers and service buildings, leading to more sustainable and pleasant gateways to travel in the sensitive marine and coastal area. The project was led by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife, Finland.

Failte Ireland

Failte Ireland is the national tourism body in Ireland. Their role is supporting the long-term sustainable growth across all sectors in Ireland.

Greek Travel Pages

Greek travel pages is an online platform that provides with information related to travelling all around Greece.


Travelotopos is a company that provides booking services and cooperates with organizations within the blue economy sector such as travel agencies, hotels and attractions.

Blue Growth

Blue Growth is an initiative that aims to inspire and help entrepreneurs the innovative concepts regarding marine and freshwater resources.