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18|04|2018

The 'Albergo Diffuso' has been recognized (but not as a 'hotel') in South Tyrol

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A recent ('ommibus') law adopted in South Tyrol, Italy recognizes the Albergo Diffuso as an original hospitality model. This represents a significant achievement considering that that region was the latest one to recognize that model. Nevertheless, that law introduces diseconomies, at the same time. E.g., it recognizes the alberghi diffusis but doesn't include them within existing hotel accomodations, formally. Ambiguity hardly helps entrepreneurs to communicate originality. Such ambiguity will probably be an additional issue requiring the be managed for the future.
Our hope is to see this macroscopic gap erased in the next future.
MD

Info: http://www.regioni.it/dalleregioni/2018/04/17/bolzano-dalla-giunta-omnibus-via-libera-al-disegno-di-legge-557879/

02|02|2018

Choosing the correct hospitality formula: a false issue?

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Choosing the correct hospitality formula: a false issue?
Choosing the most suitable hospitality formula in the hospitality industry is not an easy task. Each of them has its pros and its cons. This is mainly due to differents business models.  In our last realization, the 'Paese Albergo' (a kind of rural hamlet resort) of Vermiglio in Val di Sole (Trento Province) we have tried to get out the "soul of place". Nevertheess it is not shure that our working team has succeeded in this purpose. This Paese Albergo is the first one of the Province of Trento, and that's OK, but that's not enough. It would be nice for us to know your judgments and suggestions on that! Thanks in advance and have a nice week!

Maurizio Droli



http://vermigliovacanze.it/vermiglio-paese-albergo/

02|01|2018

Harnessing potentials of historical and cultural heritage: a recent study

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Harnessing potentials of historical and cultural heritage: a recent study
Businesses acting in the widespreaded hospitality industry try to harness potentials embedded in both historical and cultural heritage. Always. Here, firms can achieve a defensible competitive advantage only by harnessing those potentials even better than in the past and respect to competitors. A recent study (Paniccia, leoni, 2017) focuses on this aspect. Such theoretical study examines 14 alberghi diffusis (ADs) acting in historic villages. Results obtained show that the AD can be considered as a new sustainable hospitality model creating synergies with and within the territory in which it operates, by so doing, positively affecting competitiveness of destinations.  

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13683500.2017.1367763

03|10|2017

What future do we want for the Alps? Preparing of the next 'Circular Economy' Workshop in Lombardia Region

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What future do we want for the Alps? Preparing of the next 'Circular Economy' Workshop in Lombardia Region
The Federal Republic of Germany represented by:the Umwelt Bundesamt, the national agency for the environment, is preparing an international workshop on "Circular Economy" focusing on Agriculture and Tourism in collaboration with the University of the Mountain University of Milan. Maurizio Droli PhD senior researcher at the International School Specializing in the Albergo Diffuso, following those influential players kind invitation to participate, will seek to give its contribution for the purpose to harness potentials of abandoned rural hamlets, undervaluated real estate, healty but unknown food recipes and developing rural heritage.

08|08|2017

Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?

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Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?
"Conventional mass tourism shortcomings have facilitated the origin of alternative forms of tourism such as community-based tourism (CBT). Lately, another form of tourism known as ‘Albergo Diffuso’ (AD) has also been mentioned as a possible strategy to revive depressed specific local contexts, such as townships, villages and small towns. This article’s aim is twofold: first to contextualise the concept of AD in the South African milieu and secondly to investigate the possible relationship and role that CBT and AD could have. In this context, specific characteristics and similarities between CBT and AD are explored. The article’s main contribution concerns the exploration of the AD concept as an alternative form of tourism related to local community development. This is the first time that this concept has been presented in a South African context."


Andrea Giampiccoli, Melville Saayman & Sean Jugmohan (2016) Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?
Development Southern Africa Vol. 33 , Iss. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2016.1180968

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