Sustainable coastal tourism: key actions towards a smart and resilient recovery

date: 25.05.2021

Mamuka Berdzenishvili from Tourism Institute, Georgia, presented the T4BS project, the role of Data Analytics and Digital solutions to empower the tourism of the future in the Black Sea.

The workshop has involved representative stakeholders from different sea basins, coastal territories and islands in the EU to discuss key actions that could be promoted for a smart and resilient recovery of the tourism sector with a focus on sustainable coastal and culture tourism. Key issues such as data management for effective decision support systems, environmental sustainability, digitalization and training have been addressed from the experience of different territorial actors, showcasing concrete innovative actions and tools, including EU projects. The attention has been devoted to territorial needs and potential solutions that could be implemented at different levels exploiting the instruments and tools provided by the EU in the 2021-2027 programming period.


  • Francesc Mateu, AETIB General Director for Tourism/Islands and Mediterranean
  • Stephen Hynes, National University Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Director of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, Fáilte Ireland/ ATLANTIC
  • Mamuka Berdzenishvili, Tourism Institute Georgia – Batumi. Ex. Director/ BLACK SEA
  • Mats Jansson, Gotland Region. Business development strategist / BALTIC SEA
  • Marie Linde, West Sweden Tourist Board. Deputy CEO/ NORTH SEA


  • Jeremy Sampson, Travel Foundation, CEO, Chair of the Future of Tourism Coalition

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