Posts in Networks & Collaboration
The Internal Fam Trip

To be a destination in a visitor’s mind, you must first be a destination in your own mind.  This blog looks at how an internal familiarisation trip can help create a destination mindset across the operators in a destination.

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Destinations – what motivates engagement?

While stakeholder engagement within destinations is highly desirable, it is not without its challenges.  Tina looks at the factors that motivate engagement in the first instance.

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Food Tourism Networks - What is the point?

Tina talks through what the true purpose and objectives of food tourism networks might be, highlighting the need to differentiate the means from the end.

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Dreading the network meeting??

Meetings are an essential feature of tourism networks.  Tina gives some key pointers on how to ensure the meetings serve the network, rather than sabotage it.

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High Performance Tourism Networks – A chance for meaningful data

Tina explains her believe that High Performance Tourism Networks provide destinations with a chance to generate meaningful local data.

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Networks – A chance to contribute or a chance to benefit?

Tina talks about the Destination Mindset, a necessity if tourism networks are to be effective.  She touches on some of the inevitable ‘pitfalls of perspective’ that networks encounter on their journey.

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Sustainable Tourism - imagine if everyone just got it!

Imagine a shared level of understanding, just of the core first principles of sustainable tourism. Could the Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism help achieve this?

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5 Principles for Making Your Network Work

“It would be really useful if we could extract what’s common across all Networks, what is known to work, what can be measured and transferred.”

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Views on Starting a Tourism Network

"A Network is the least structured organisation that can be considered to have any structure at all".  Kevin Kelly. 

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Tourism Teams - The Right Jersey for the Right Game

"The more we collaborate at the international level, the higher the chances of lasting success in the international tourism competition.  The skill is in knowing which pitch you’re on on any given day and which jersey to wear to win that game." 

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Benefits of Tourism Networks

"Many networks can attest to the benefit of collaboration and partnership within and between destinations.   In fact, it’s hard to see any other alternative if we want to build businesses and destinations that can truly last."

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