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Sustainable Destination Management

Strategies in the OIC Member Countries


funding, as in the case of walking and hiking trails in Europe where hiking federations

contribute to the maintenance funds of these trails.


As such, MDTC funding sources, as

shown in the following figure, can be classified as either internal or external funding sources.

Internal funding is from either public or private sources within the TC countries, while external

funding refers to funding received from entities, not members of the corridor.

Internal public funding includes membership fees paid by the corridor countries towards the

joint budgets as well as domestic funds committed by local and national authorities towards

corridor related activities within their destinations. In the case of the Transromanica TC,

membership fees, from regional government bodies, are used to cover the operational costs of

the TC secretariat, which is based in Germany. Internal private funding refers to funding from

professional associations and tourism businesses in corridor countries; it can be in the form of

sponsorship of events and activities or membership fees. In addition to public organizations

membership fees, the Transromanica TC also receives membership fees from private bodies in

the seven corridor countries in return for using the TC logo and having their information on

the website.


Internal funding can be challenging for smaller destinations along MDTCs. With

fewer resources, smaller destinations are not making significant contributions to overall

corridor marketing activities and are also facing financial constraints when considering local

marketing and capacity building activities.


Figure 15: Tourism Corridor Funding Sources

For smaller towns along the Destination Napoleon Corridor


, covering sites of Napoleonic

history from the birth


Napoleon Bonaparte to the defeat of Napoleon III at Sedan in 1870, to

they have faced these constraints by encouraging collaboration between members in the area

of capacity building as well as raising funds from tourism professionals and local



The European Mozart Ways get funding for activities from the various




Council of Europe. 2010. Impact of European Cultural Routes on SMEs’ innovation and competitiveness.


UNWTO (UNWTO) and European Travel Commission. 2017. Handbook on Marketing Transnational Tourism Themes and



Destination Napoleon includes 50 towns and cities from France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland,

Lithuania, the Russian Federation and Egypt.


UNWTO (UNWTO) and European Travel Commission. 2017. Handbook on Marketing Transnational Tourism Themes and