Travelers, tourism businesses and territories: encounters, participation and growth
Slow Tourism is the Association that promotes welcoming tourism in Italy and abroad.
Thanks to the active involvement of travelers, tourism entrepreneurs and local communities, it safeguards and promotes the growth of territories, even those which are poorly known, and makes them valuable tourism destinations.
Slow tourism invites travelers to tourism at a reduced pace; one that is sustainable and responsible, and to discover new destinations while respecting them. It invites tourists to get to know places, to live and “taste” them while at the same time promoting their protection as patrimonies of inestimable worth, as a richness to be safeguarded for our common wellbeing.
It cooperates with tourism operators active in the promotion of territories and local cultures to better facilitate encounters with local cultures and improve the quality of the hospitality offered. It offers courses for tourism operators in order to make locations (big cities or small towns) welcoming places for promoting the return of tourists.
The Association cooperates with people and with businesses to valorize the local history, culture, and typical products of all participating places.
With the contribution of bloggers and citizens, it runs a participative, crowd-sourced online newspaper, the Daily Slow, to allow for the direct storytelling of traditions, travel experiences, new way to live in sustainable ways.