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Mountaineering recognized as world cultural heritage
by CIPRA International published Feb 05, 2020 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:11 AM — filed under: , , ,
Unesco now lists alpinism as an intangible world cultural heritage. Alpine associations from France, Switzerland and Italy submitted the application.
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Sustainable Tourism: Who will do the job?
by alpMedia published Jan 30, 2019 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:06 AM — filed under: ,
There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to sustainable tourism in the Alps. But who will take charge of networking these ideas? In early November CIPRA International invited experts from all the Alpine countries to attend a workshop in Innsbruck, Austria in order to jointly develop a job profile.
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Holidaying with a clear conscience
by alpMedia published Jun 12, 2019 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:09 AM — filed under: ,
From Germany’s first mountaineering village, to the Italian “Albergo Diffuso”, to coworking space in a Swiss holiday region: three inspiring examples that show how environmentally friendly and socially responsible holidays in the Alps can be.
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Point of view: The tourism dilemma
by CIPRA International published May 30, 2018 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
Travel threatens the very values upon which tourism in the Alps depends, creating a real dilemma. Sustainable mobility in tourism is not simply a competitive advantage, but a “must”, states Barbara Wülser, deputy director of CIPRA International.
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Via Alpina
by Posch Eva published May 22, 2014 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:08 AM — filed under: , ,
The Via Alpina is a border-crossing hiking route through all eight Alpine countries from Trieste/I to Monaco. It is composed of five long-distance hiking trails (red, blue, yellow, violet, green) which are meeting places and experience paths that showcase Alpine living and nature spaces, and constitutes a physical link between the Alpine countries.
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Sabbatical in the Alps
by CIPRA International published Feb 21, 2020 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:20 AM — filed under: ,
Take a longer break and give something back: The "Alpine Sabbatical" in Switzerland offers a meaningful alternative way of spending your free time.
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speciAlps2
by CIPRA International published Jan 13, 2021 last modified Nov 24, 2021 02:47 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
More and more people are seeking recreation and balance in the natural surroundings of the Alps. This trend is not only being reinforced by the corona crisis, but also by society’s increasing pressure to perform. This puts increasing pressure on animals and plants, but also on destinations with their infrastructure and inhabitants. It is essential for visitors to be guided: the speciAlps2 project raises awareness of the protection of nature and landscape in the Alps and develops measures to guide visitors.
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Innovative ideas for tourism
by alpMedia published Aug 29, 2018 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:15 AM — filed under: , ,
Forest cabins that are self-sufficient in energy, mobile ski instructors, taking a break in an empty second home or glamping down on the farm: CIPRA Switzerland’s «Innovation Generator» is supporting the start-up of four tourism projects.
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Tourism: two sides of the same coin
by CIPRA International published May 30, 2018 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:10 AM — filed under: , ,
Caught between the difficulties of growth and the quest for sustainability, tourism has a polarising effect. At the end of May 2018 over 200 participants at a conference in Bled, Slovenia discussed how Alpine tourism and the quality of life can complement one another. The event was staged by CIPRA together with the “Alliance in the Alps”.
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Only climate-friendly tourism is sustainable: cc.alps - CIPRA’s demands for tourism in climate change
by zopemaster published Mar 09, 2011 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:14 AM — filed under: ,
Climate change is a major challenge to Alpine tourism. It has to adapt to climate change and at the same time become more climate-friendly. There is a particularly large potential for reduction of CO2 emissions in the key areas of traffic and energy. Tourism is a branch of the economy which is heavily subsidized. Therefore public policy can and must direct developments towards sustainability through the support given to tourism. The present discussion about developments in the tourism industry is dominated by the large chair lift companies which are essentially fixed on ski tourism and the maintenance of the status quo. But focusing only on snow and skiing means promoting a capital-intensive, highly technological form of Alpine tourism and a monoculture. This is neither climatologically nor environmentally sustainable.
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