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InRuTou - Innovation in Rural Tourism

Department of Business

Project Description

The InRuTou project aimed to address the challenges of rural mountain communities and to facilitate sustainable tourism in rural mountainous areas, by creating and testing a set of tools and innovative models and by training existing and new local tourism operators, which have various degrees of experience as well as different professional and educational backgrounds. The project brought together partners from universities, research institutes and regional development organisations from six countries (Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Romania, Poland, Ukraine) and its activities were implemented in six pilot areas located in five countries and across three different mountain ranges: the Alps, the Apennines and the Carpathians.


The project was funded under the EU-Programme Lifelong Learning Programme.

  • Further Information
  • Status: Completed
  • Project ID : 617
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  • Project Leader
  • Prof.(FH) Mag. Christian Maurer
    Head of Institute Tourism, Wine Business, and Marketing / Programme Director Marketing