Smart Mobility at Tourist Destinations (video)

Thu 15, October 2020

11:30 - 13:00 CET

Delivering Efficient Sustainable Tourism with low-carbon transport Innovations: Sustainable Mobility, Accessibility and Responsible Travel

Thessaloniki - Sardinia - Bremerhaven - Madeira - Hastings - Mallorca – Latvia Greenways - Balaton - Pafos - Bournemouth University


Moderator: Ms Maria Karagianni, President of Thessaloniki Major Development Agency - Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki for Tourism & Culture, Greece, DESTI-SMART Lead partner 

 DESTI-SMART Interreg Europe project: Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility in Sustainable & Responsible Tourism, towards Smart Destinations’,  

Manos Vougioukas, DESTI-SMART Coordinator, Greece

 Hastings: Sustainable seafront mobility,  

Hannah Brookshaw, Hastings Borough Council, UK

 Sardinia: Sustainable mobility model towards naturalistic areas, 

Andrea Zara, External Expert, Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Italy

 Bremerhaven: Use of hydrogen-powered bus on a port to central station line, 

Helmut Berends, External Expert, Experience Bremerhaven, Germany

 Thessaloniki: Seaborne transport system as a tourism product,  

Anthi Tsakiropoulou, Major Development Agency of Thessaloniki, Greece

 CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project Guidelines on Tourism and Mobility,  

Joana Gaudêncio, Horrarios de Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

 InnovaSUMP Interreg Europe project: Smart Tourism Mobility in SUMPs, 

Nasos Kolyvas, Nicosia Municipality, InnovaSUMP Lead partner, Cyprus

 Discussion and Conclusions: Dr Slava Filimonau, Bournemouth University, UK, DESTI-SMART Advisory partner 


Short Description

Improving sustainable transport and tourism policies towards green and smart destinations, by integrating strategies for smart and sustainable mobility, accessibility for all and responsible travel, with sustainable tourism development, through efficiency, resilience, intermodality improvements, novel low-carbon transport systems, cycling and walking for visitors.

Sustainable Tourism Mobility and Accessibility, towards 'Smart Destinations' 

'Smart destinations' should incorporate sustainable, green mobility, seamless travel services and accessibility for visitors, ensuring tourism for all. Smart mobility solutions enable destinations to better respond to changing travel behaviours by offering more relevant, integrated services (e.g. from door to door) and incorporating fast adaptation processes.

The DESTI-SMART Interreg Europe project partnership aims to introduce sustainable and smart mobility solutions, low-carbon transport systems, intermodality improvements, accessibility, cycling and walking facilities for visitors, with related innovations, at tourist destinations. These are important additions to the 'Smart Destinations' concept. 

This Workshop will present interim results from relevant feasibility studies, interregional cooperation, exchange of experience, capacity building and policy development in sustainable and smart tourism mobility, towards Smart Destinations.


 Low-carbon transport systems,

 Intermodality,

 Accessibility,

 Active modes of Cycling & Walking,

for visitors at tourist destinations.

Target audience: 

Young people 

Including under 35s as presenters/speakers, young professionals in sustainable tourism and smart mobility

Civil societies representative(s) 

Associations of Residents, Public Transport Users, Pedestrians, Tourism SMEs; Destination Management

Organisations (DMOs), Transport and Mobility Operators, Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Members of Tourism Boards, Development 

Agencies and Transport Operators (Sardinia Autonomous Region IT, Bremen DE, Mallorca Island Council  ES, Hastings Borough Council UK, Madeira PT, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency HU, Latvian Greenways Association LV, Pafos Regional Board of Tourism CY, Horrarios de Funchal PT, Thessaloniki Major Development Agency EL).