Your Local Guide – Digital Skills in Tourism is a 30 months Erasmus+ funded project, coordinated by the Romanian Lead Partner NERDA (North-East Regional Development Agency).
The project focuses on the development of digital competences of seniors willing to work as tourist agents or local guides in order to become experts in destination promotion through a life-long learning perspective.
The tourism industry is one of the most affected economic sector by the spread of coronavirus, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in the attempt to reduce its spread. Many touristic companies around the world are struggling to ensure the livelihood of their staff, and trying to keep their business afloat until the end of the pandemic.
Older adults have much to gain from bringing technology into their daily lives. The extent to which this is possible strongly depends on careful design, accessible and easy to use products, developed using an elderly centered methodology.
The Your Local Guide project propose an interesting and innovative tool for learning, which comes to complete the developed training materials.
Your Local Guide project is coming to its end, after two years of good cooperation among the project partners. In the last months, all the partners have organized Multiplier Events in their countries and they have presented the results of the project implementation.
The final conference of the project, "Your Local Guide – Be the Ambassador of your local cultural heritage", was held online on the 9th of February 2021.