In the Dolomites, the GATE project paves the way for inclusive tourism

The European GATE (Granting Accessible Tourism for Everyone) project started in 2018 with the aim of making tourism ever more inclusive, allowing a growing number of people to immerse themselves in nature, overcoming environmental, physical, and linguistic barriers.
GATE develops over the Alpine and pre-Alpine territories, an area with immense value in terms of nature, landscape, and geology, part of which is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The project includes 4 pilot sites, providing virtuous evidence of how inclusive tourism can be brought to fruition: Parco Rossi in Santorso (Vicenza), the territory of Alpago (Belluno), the Bletterbach Geoparc in South Tyrol and a participatory project in Salzburg.

About the Project

Sustainability Awareness

Business opportunities
Site usability
Promoting the area
Using new technologies
Cross-border cooperation

Key Messages and Ideas

The messages that the GATE Project wants to convey

Adding value to the alpine and pre-alpine area and its natural and cultural heritage by developing accessible tourism.
Diversity as a state of normality
Everyone can experience nature and the mountains on a physical, cognitive, emotional and social level
More inclusive tourism in the Dolomites through cross-border cooperation and the use of new technologies

Fondazione Dolomiti - Dolomiten - Dolomites - Dolomitis UNESCO

Cooperativa sociale independent L.

Comune di Santorso C.A.I. Alpago

Universität Innsbruck | Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.