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BEST: B7 Best Exchange on Sustainable Tourism

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://b7.elkdata.ee/title.html
Duration: 1997 - 2000

The BEST project - B7 Exchange on Sustainable Tourism - is was joint project between the seven largest islands in the Baltic Sea. The B7 islands are Bornholm, Gotland, Hiiumaa, Saaremaa, Rügen, Åland and Öland. The main objective is to promote Sustainable Tourism in the islands. Sub-aims were to develop an inter-island cooperation network to promote the development of sustainable tourism.

Furthermore, to establish common systems for codes of conduct, benchmarking an quality control and to adopt and publish a Green Paper.

Keywords: Governance, Recreation and Tourism
Contact: Bengt-Olof Grahn
Regional Development Unit
Gotlands kommun
62181 Visby
Telephone: +46 498269000
Fax: +46 498215520
E-Mail: bengtolof.grahn@gotland.se
Website: http://www.gotland.se
Partner: Bornholm, Denmark (http://www.bornholm.dk)
Hiiumaa, Estonia (http://www.hiiumaa.ee)
Saaremaa, Estonia (http://www.saaremaa.ee)
Rügen, Germany (http://www.ruegen.de)
Öland, Sweden (http://www.oland.com)
Åland, Finland (http://www.aland.fi)
Budget: 360.000
Financed by: European Union (Interreg IIC Programme) (http://europa.eu.int)