A series of webinars organized by the Ossola Protected Areas Managing Authority has brought participants to learn more about the many facets of health and wellness tourism.
The Alps are an area naturally suited to health and wellbeing, thanks to natural resources that can be exploited for tourism purposes with a specific focus on health. To explore these issues, within the framework of the Interreg Alpine Space project HEALPS2, the Ossola Protected Areas Management Authority have organised 5 webinars, each of which addressed a different aspect tourism in the mountains can leverage in order to evolve and build new health and well-being value chains.
The topics addressed were regenerative tourism, the role local, sustainably produced game meat can have both on health and tourism, the potential of mountain therapy and of accessible tourism for tourist operators and on the relationship between mountain sports and respect for the environment.
The webinars took place every Monday from 10 May to 7 June and were conducted by Stefania Cerutti, Director of the UPONTOURISM Interdepartmental Centre of the University of Eastern Piedmont, accompanied by expert guests. Each webinar had 70 participants on average, 48 of which participated in all the webinars. 60 new contacts asked to be added to the Ossola Protected Areas mailing list, through which the news about the HEALPS2 project are also shared.