Europe of Traditions
Hospitality groups from five European countries comprise
"Europe Traditionae" consortium. They have the common
aim of seeking to preserve the heritage and culture of their countries
and regions, and to share that with their guests, be this reflected
in architecture, food or wine or other aspects of their patrimony.
All offer hospitality in private homes. As well as
being dedicated to providing a warm welcome to guests, the five
groups also work together in marketing and in promoting tourism
to Europe. As necessary they lobby the EU to help maintain and develop
this unique style of sustainable tourism.
President of Europe of Traditions
Traditionae Consortium share a common aims and philosophy that is:
best hospitality a guest can enjoy is at home of his or her host”.
aims and objectives of the Consortium are: to offer a personal style
of hospitality in homes of character; to preserve and help their
customers to enjoy the heritage and culture of their country and
their region, be this reflected in architecture, or food and wine,
promote an unique product – quality accommodation in private homes
improve marketing skills and brochure distribution
facilitate the exchange of ideas and networking
promote tourism to Europe, particularly from Japan, America and
lobby on behalf of members in relation to EU legislation
work towards the conversation and development of the culture and
heritage of member countries.
has been recognised by the European Parliament that has felt
appropriate to commend Europe
of Traditions as an example of best practice of
inter-country collaboration to the officers of the European
a result we had approved in the European parliament recommendation
to the European Commission as follows:
on the Commission to organise, on the basis of respect for the
principal of subsidiary, concerted action by the Member States to
promote exchange of experts on the rehabilitation and restoration of
the artistic heritage for tourist purposes, including the offer of
training grants and encouragement of the creation of Transnacional
networks on the lines of that of Europa Traditionae Consortium)”.
were be able to develop an Ecos-Overture programme,
which comprises the development of rural soft tourism in these
countries, through the creation of regional/ national networks of
castles, manors, farm and country houses, offering private quality
accommodation. This will also help in preserving the cultural
heritage in rural areas and creating a lasting employment. The
networks thus created will become members of Europa Traditionae
of Germany (Baviera-Germany); Vendégváró
Ódon Házak Egyesulet (Vas
County – Hungary) and
Houses of Traditions (Ljubljana – Slovenia)
running we have the project “Europe
of Traditions, a transatlantic vision” which
involve associations in Brazil: Preservale
(Rio de Janeiro), Ametur
(Minas Gerais), Aceter ( Ceará) and as an observer APETURR ( Pernambuco).
Encouraging the renovation and restauration of their heritage in
order to corporate with our network.
idea is to promote and develop Europe overseas and be able to
motivate and attract visitors to the roots, which inevitably are in
most recent initiative has been to act as a catalyst along with our
partners for a programme designed to assist development in
associated countries of the EU, Hungary and Slovenia.
got approved the candidature at Interreg
III C – SUD: “Europe of Traditions: a bridge for
euroregions, eurotrad” expanding the network to new countries: Austria (region
Niederostereich – NÖ LAND and ECO-PLUS), Italy (region Friuli
Venezia Guilia – Province of Udine and Region Venetto – Province
of Belluno and Venezia) and Spain (region of Galiza – Xunta de
Galizia) and to reinforce the existent associations in Hungary (Vas
County) and Slovenia (Ljubljana).
do believe we are creating the most important intervention in order
to keep our heritage and environment alive.
Manager of Europe of Traditions
Praça da República - 4990 - 062 Ponte de Lima - Portugal
Tel.: (+ 351 258) 741 672
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