Your Knowledge Base for the Healing Power of the Alps
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We provide project outcomes, scientific studies, best practice examples and match-making towards health promoting and nature-based tourism. As a tourist region, destination management organization or administrative body you receive inspiration and assistance to further develop new, innovative offers within your region.
What are your ideas for a nature-based tourism in your region? What are your needs, your unanswered questions? Become a member of our community, share your thoughts and profit from the collective intelligence of the network. Find out what other Alpine regions are doing for a health promoting tourism!
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Within the Interreg Alpine Space project HEALPS², we developed a tool that helps destination managers to analyze and optimize the health tourism potential of their region with regard to evidence-based products.
This tool allows you to generate added value through the unique and local potential of your Alpine region. It compares theoretically derived ideal images of nature-based and health-promoting tourism based on medical evidence with the reality in your region. The recommendations result from the best possible match between ideal conditions and reality.
“Healing Power of the Alps” 2024
Healing Power of the Alps’ Congress Returns in November 2024 through the Interreg Project ‘WiWa²“. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting event dedicated to the profound health benefits of mountainous regions.
More information coming soon!
Members of our Community
Introducing the Scenario Tool
The powerful scenario tool helps destination managers to analyse and optimize the health tourism potential of their region. The tool matches the needs and expectations of guests with the natural resource profile of a destination. This allows for the creation of added value in terms of public.
International Symposium Healing Power of the Alps
In October 2021 the community met for the International Symposium in Bad Gastein to share their knowledge about nature-based and health-promoting tourism as a motor out of the crisis. Read more in our recap.
In the alpine mountains there are countless climbing and bouldering routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Therapeutic climbing is a new approache with promising evidence.
Sebastian Kneipp, the father of Kneippism, developed this special kind of Hydrotherapy.. What clinical research is there on its benefits and effectiveness?
Innovation Salzburg GmbH and the Institute for Ecomedicine of the Paracelsus Medical University are driving forces in the development of the transnational development of nature-based, health-promoting tourism with the EUSALP Framework.