Online Workshop “Tourism in Alpine Protected Areas in a changing framework – opportunities and challenges”
The Covid-19 pandemic led to several changes in the protected areas’ visitor flows from what we had expected at the beginning of the year. A significant reduction of the outdoor activities during the lockdown period was followed by a rising demand for nature-based tourism in the summer season. The alpine protected areas had to adapt to these changes, particularly by increasing awareness raising actions on correct behaviour in the mountains. We will discuss these elements and further aspects during the workshop, and we will especially focus on the communication campaign on outdoor winter tourism “Be Part of the Mountain”. The workshop will be an opportunity to exchange with different committed organisations and actors about specific experiences and needs for the future of sustainable tourism in Alpine protected areas.