This project aims to add value to the tourism offer of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde by orienting it to new market trends linked to scientific and nature tourism and environmental awareness of travellers. The aim is to make ecotourism an opportunity for socio-economic improvement and conservation of the environment in the area of cooperation.
To this end, the project aims to promote sustainable actions that put in value the natural and architectural heritage of the cooperation area, favouring its conservation and providing added values to its offer of sustainable and scientific tourism.
These actions will allow the detection of those key natural and architectural heritage elements in terms of their conservation and their potential as a tourist attraction, as well as their revaluation and reinterpretation through techniques that contribute to the sustainability and the efficient management of the resources. In this sense, the revaluated architectural heritage resources will be included in the Tenerife’s cultural heritage Manager and a Cultural Heritage manager will be developed for Cape Verde. A sustainable pilot intervention will be carried out to improve the patrimonial environment of the city of São Filipe, island of Fogo. On the other hand, a “Zero CO2 modular tourist accommodation” will be designed as a new ecotourism replicable product in the cooperation zone, and innovative ICT tools will be identified and optimized for the management of this type of accommodation.