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Lab 1 – Discover


Begin your journey in the Accelerator Program with the „Discover“ lab, a crucial step that sets the tone for what lies ahead. We kick off with an onboarding process, introducing participants to the esteemed consortium behind this initiative and laying out the structured roadmap of the accelerator. This ensures everyone starts on the same page, aware of the overarching vision and mission. The core session dives deep into an interactive exploration of emerging trends, sustainable development goals (SDGs), ESG criteria, and innovative models in rural tourism. By blending critical discussions with curated activities, we aim to instill a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape, spotlighting potential gaps and opportunities. The „Discover“ lab is not just an introduction—it’s your first step of your journey.

What You’ll Learn

  • Get to know the team: An introduction to the dedicated consortium, understanding theirmission, and role in fostering rural tourism innovations.
  • Accelerator Roadmap: A clear overview of the accelerator’s process, milestones, and what to expect in the subsequent labs.
  • Onboarding Process: Introduction of the participants
  • Emerging Trends: Dive into the latest shifts and developments in the rural tourism sector, positioning yourself at the forefront of the industry.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Understand the crucial SDGs relevant to rural tourism, and how they can be integrated into innovative projects.
  • ESG Criteria Insight: Gain knowledge on Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria and its significance in modern-day rural tourism initiatives.
  • Innovative Tourism Models: Explore novel models and approaches in rural tourism, equipping you with ideas and strategies that can be adapted to various contexts.
  • Identifying Opportunities: Harness the tools and insights shared to pinpoint potential gaps in the market and areas ripe for innovation.

Learning Lounge

Important Infos

more infos to come

Learning Journey Assignments


  1. Administrative tasks – if not done already
  2. Register on the closed Facebook group SUSTOURA 2023
  3. Introduce yourself on Facebook – Perhaps post a picture of the idea you presented
  4. Do the Self Assessment to check your progressYou can access it here
  5. Go through material below and reflect if something is interesting for your idea
  6. Adapt / develop your idea further


Download Presentation and link to recording

Important: The recording of our recent Zoom session is available for two weeks only, as part of our ongoing learning journey. Please ensure you view it within this period to stay aligned with the program’s pace and to fully benefit from the sequential learning experience. Delayed viewing may result in missing out on crucial steps of our shared journey.


Presentations in pdf format:

Discover Session 1

Discover Session 2

Dive Deeper - more material for you

Nov. 27, 2023 - 14.00h - 17.00h

Nov. 28, 2023 - 14.00h - 17.00h

Zoom link:

897 3978 1007

Facebook Group

Name: SUSTOURA 2023

Updated: 20-12-2023


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