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DESTINATIONS

MadridMunichRuseStockholmTurkuElbaMadeiraVallettaRethymnoLimassolGran CanariaAberdeenKlaipedaAntwerpTriesteConstanta

The project builds up an integrated approach to address mobility and tourism, testing balanced strategies to face the rising challenges of these two growing sectors and to achieve sustainable development and a better quality of life in Funchal, Limassol, Rethymno, Elba, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Valletta.

Cross fertilisation with

BeijingShenzhen



Aims

  • Help island cities to cope with new tourism trends and adapt their mobility systems accordingly

  • Economy-sharing driven mobility solutions for citizens & tourists alike

  • Switching to less polluting transport modes

  • Development of business models to guarantee the financial viability and lasting impacts of the measures

  • Working group representing over 150 cities & regions following the project as observers

  • Links to China, to strengthen international cooperation

Approach

In six European touristic sites DESTINATIONS develops a set of innovative actions in order to implement sustainable mobility measures and actions with the view to offering intelligent sustainable transport solutions for tourists and residents alike through innovation and cooperation with all major stakeholders. These solutions aim to improve urban accessibility, the cost effectiveness and integration of transport services and to reduce emissions and energy consumption.

Related News & Events

The Limassol Tourism Company’s (LTC's) four-year plan to improve cycling and walking infrastructure in the Cypriot city is well underway, and CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is giving a helping hand. 
The second CIVITAS DESTINATIONS work placement took place earlier this year in Limassol (Cyprus). From 16-18 May 2018, a representative from the University of Malta (UoM) visited the Limassol Tourism Company (LTC). Both organisations are partners in...
As two world leaders in the field of sustainable urban mobility, the EU and China have a wealth of ideas and skills to share with one another. Driven by this idea, CIVITAS DESTINATIONS visited China from 22 - 29 June for a week of learning and...
In 2018, the City of Rethymno (Greece), a CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project city, started implementing actions to reduce congestion caused by freight vehicles and develop a Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP).
Transportation is at the forefront of new applications being developed for smart cities in China. The pace of technological change has been rapid, with the Chinese government introducing new policies to create a favourable environment for smart...
Having a dependable, cost-effective service is key to high-quality public transport. To guarantee and gauge this reliability, comprehensive data collection and service monitoring is necessary.
As part its work in the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, the Limassol Tourism Company has created the “Limassol Mobility” mobile phone app.
The visit focused on developing a mobile app to encourage tourists to use sustainable transport on Madeira and Malta, whilst also integrating the concept of green credits and the two islands' differences and similarities. Gamification would be the...
The vehicles will be 12 metres long and able to hold 91 passengers, as well as being fully adapted for use by people with reduced mobility. As the buses' electric battery is recharged by driving, there is no need for them to go to charging stations...
The aim of the Year is to promote the tourism sector and increase the flow of visitors on both sides. This ties in with DESTINATIONS' efforts to promote the six project locations - all tourist islands - as being potential holiday destinations for...
The current transport network consists of a number of bus lines connecting towns and villages. Yet there is no coordination of their schedules with ferries coming into the island’s three ports; Portoferraio; Rio Marina; and Cavo. 
On 7 December, a protocol was signed between the Madeira Regional Government and other regional organisations that will bring the Portuguese-made electric CaetanoBus to the roads of the Madeira town and Porto Santo.  This innovative bus is designed...
The visit was organised by CIVITAS SATELLITE so that Funchal could share its great success in making public transport through this challenging environment the go-to option for citizens and tourists alike.
Whilst there, they took part in numerous of site visits introducing them to the island's sustainable mobility measures, many of which are being developed as part of DESTINATIONS. As Madeira is a well-known and established tourist destination, these...
Launched by Horários do Funchal (HF), the operator of the island's bus services, ARDITI, a regional agency for development research and technology innovation, and the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, five groups of local masters students...
The DESTINATIONS booth was located in the European area and near the EU's stand. 10,000 people attended the trade fair, with over 1,500 visiting the DESTINATIONS booth over the three days. CIVITAS information material was available in both English...
Between September and December 2016, Horários do Funchal (HF), Madeira's public transport operator, held its “Bring a Friend” campaign. HF users who convinced somebody else  to sign up for a monthly pass were then eligible to receive a free one...
Improvement of logistics processes strongly depend on the overall mobility policy, particularly when it comes to delivery of goods and parcels but also for services to hotels like laundry collection and delivery. Thus, all DESTINATIONS sites, namely...
The CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project is launching a call for tender for a subcontractor to provide expertise on business model training and coaching activities as part of its implementation. This call is open as of 31 March 2017 and it will remain open...
Las Palmas’ urban public transport company has recently unveiled new visual cues in the form of road markings to help visually impaired passengers board buses more easily. These visual cues (see image left) have been rolled out at four bus stops...
07/06/2018
Antwerp, Madrid and Berlin are at the forefront of sustainable mobility in Europe. Get an insight into some of their most successful achievements, ranging from high-level travel planners to innovative electric mobility solutions and efficient bike...
22/06/2018
This workshop aims to encourage exchange between the six CIVITAS DESTINATION project cities (Funchal, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valletta, Elba, Rethymno and Limassol) and Chinese cities  - with a particular focus on Beijing and Shenzhen - on their...
05/05/2017
  The Technical University of Crete and the Municipality of Rethymno will organize the high level event “Sustainable Mobility and Tourism Growth” in the framework of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IYSTD2017) and...