INTA is approached by the authorities of the French island of La Réunion, at the south east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, to advise on a touristic development programme. The small island with less than 800 000 inhabitants is diversifying its economic base and tourism seems a promising field. The Panel will take place in Saint-Gilles, La Réunion, from 12 to 18 June 2010
CBo Territoria, member of INTA, is developing a tourism project on a large site of 1,200 hectares. As part of the proposed development, CBo Territoria recognizes the need to take into account sustainable dimensions that involves a comprehensive approach including landscape integration, respect for the environment, interaction with the economic sector, job creation, transportation and mobility, new offer in the entertainment and leisure services, energy efficiency, cutting edge innovation in the tourist sector, etc.
It is in this context that INTA is assembling a team of international practitioners of 12 persons with an established expertise and practice in urban development and tourism to answer a series of questions among which:
- What type of touristic offer and what demand for the tourism of tomorrow? Which new tourism concepts for small islands?
- What relationship between the development proposals and the urban projects carried by the neighbor local authorities?
- What organization and phasing for the project?