TRIM - Rural Tourism in the Inner Areas of the Mediterranean regions

Thanks to the Leader+ programme, Sardinia has benefited from more than ten years of development policies that have profoundly changed the face of the island’s rural world, relaunching it in modern form.
The local players, through the LAGs (Local Action Groups), were able to independently choose their own development policy, pursuing a bottom-up approach.
In recent years, the LAGs have given a strong boost to growth and the strengthening of the rural tourism offers, lending technical and economic support to businesses with the aim of diversifying the way farms do business, sustaining revenues and employment. They have helped create accommodation facilities such as farm tourism and B&B, educational establishments, tourist pathways and themed rambles (by-ways of culinary exploration, archaeological routes etc.). In addition, great efforts have been made to encourage a constant improvement in the qualitative level of the facilities and services.
Although the creation of sustainable tourism offers with a strong sense of identity has gone a long way down the road,
much remains to be done.
In Spring, 2007, a wide debate was begun on this topic among the Sardinian LAGs, leading to the identification of the following main obstacles to the development of a competitive rural tourism offer: the lack of inclination on the part of the operators to become part of a network, poor understanding of market demands and the lack of capacity for promotion and marketing. The TRIM project (Rural Tourism in the interiors of the Mediterranean islands) arose out of those reflections, with the aim of finishing answers to those problems. A well-meaning intuition sought to overcome sterile provincialism, bringing together tourist operators who could match the demands of the market, but always with respect to the environment and the local culture. TRIM is a project that has involved all the rural areas of Sardinia, the island of Malta and the Larnaca district in Cyprus, giving value to our common historical and cultural roots that reach down into the depths of the Mediterranean.
A network of tourist operators was set up on each island involved in the project: through reciprocal collaboration they are able to offer a taste of rural life to enthusiastic and attentive travellers.
Whoever opts for our tourism provisions gets the chance to see some of the most beautiful and hidden aspects of Sardinia and the Mediterranean, to sleep in comfortable facilities in the midst of nature, to eat tasty, authentic meals, to get to know the places by getting to know their inhabitants - the artisans, shepherds and farmers.
Also thanks to the collaboration ofe the TOs CTS Viaggi and Un’AltracosaTravel, it has been possible to design rural tourism programs in Sardinia, Malta and Cyprus. This tourism offer differs deeply from that previously in the coastal areas siche it aims at promoting a genuine taste of local people and places.
At present the LAG Monte Linas with the other partners are going to continue the TRIM project in next programming period 2007-2013. If you are a LAG operating in Mediterranean area of Europe and you would like to receive further information or to join the project, please contact us.
 
Project Manager
(Dr. Enrico Orrù)
 
Cell.: +39 328 7512905
Skype: enrico.orru
E-mail: enrico.orru@gmail.com
GAL Monte Linas
Via San Nicolò 15
09036 - Guspini (VS)
 
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