S-Cape sponsors some events related with nature, mountains and mountain sports:
The Mountain race Wolf Mountain Run , that is organized in the Majella Natural Park (Abruzzos-Italia) from the 7th to the 9th of September: http://www.wolfmountainrun.nl/index.php
Familiarization tours (Fam Tours) in which journalists, tour operators or travel agents experience the region first-hand, have been described as the most cost-effective means of marketing a tourism product that exists.
There are two classifications used with fams:
Trade - Tour Operators/Travel Agents getting familiar with the region they sell
Media - Producing some source of media (newspaper, magazine, book, film, etc.) from experiences on their trip
Visit PAN Parks website for more informations.
PAN Parks set out to protect Europe's wilderness by creating a network of large well-managed wilderness protected areas which would provide a unique experience for visitors; and benefits for local communities. These certified parks all include a significant wilderness area in their core.
PAN Parks Wilderness areas are places where natural processes and wildlife thrive and people are occasional and respectful visitors. PAN Parks defines wilderness as an area of at least 10.000 hectares of land or sea, which together with its native plant and animal communities and their associated ecosystems, is in an essentially natural state. These wilderness areas are those lands that have been least modified by man, they represent the most intact and undisturbed expanses of Europe's remaining natural landscapes.
There is no extractive use allowed within these areas, which means that activities such as hunting, fishing, mining, logging, grazing, grass cutting, road and building construction are not accepted inside of the wilderness area. However, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy PAN Parks Wilderness without prior experience or special equipment, and many locations on the edges of PAN Parks Wilderness area offer stunning views, short walks, and visitor facilities.
The network of certified PAN Parks represents unique examples of Europe's wilderness. In Peneda Geres NP, Portugal the PAN Parks Wilderness area includes the last remnants of native forest in the country, PAN Parks Wilderness in Borjomi-Kharagauli NP, Georgia, Fulufjället NP, Sweden, Rila NP, Bulgaria or Majella NP, Italy, all provide unique un-fragmented examples of wilderness complexes. PAN Parks Wilderness in Archipelago, Finland, provides an exceptional example of a no fishing zone in the Baltic Sea.
We try to include as many services of PAN Parks certified local business partners as possible in our products. The tours we develop in co-operation with PAN Parks are based in the parks or in the so-called PAN Parks regions around the parks.
By visiting the PAN Parks destinations with us you are financially supporting Europe's wilderness, as all trips include a contribution dedicated to the Foundation.
We have a selection of trips where you can travel with your pet. Small dogs can be allowed on your hotel room other wise a warm kennel will be provided for him in the courtyard.
From a simple bowl in the room the vet always available, go on holiday with your dog or cat, now is not as difficult a few years ago. In Italy there are 5,000 structures organized to accommodate tourists on all fours., Even though Italy is still lagging behind other European countries, in France, for example, are more than 12,000 structures and hotels that accept pets, but sensitivity is increasing. The recent campaigns of the Ministry of Tourism have just this purpose, there is an online guide where to find animal lovers www.turistia4zampe.it, moreover, an Italian family of three have one. So hotels have adapted and equipped, ranging from camping to bed & breakfasts to hotels in cities such as Florence, Naples, Milan, where the luxury shines five stars for them to sleep in the room with the master in cots ad hoc pampered as home. Variable costs for our pets, for the most elegant hotels, you have 20 ¬ per night, in most cases the accommodation is free. There are, then, even the spa dedicated to the dogs, but the solution preferred by the tourists who bring with them their animals, the farm is ideal for its green spaces.
Before leaving with an animal still recommend inquire on the Internet or directly from the institution where we stay overnight. Get organized, then, from checking luggage:
We also recommend a visit to the vet before you travel, then you can really enjoy a family holiday.
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