The COMCOT project gathered together academics, international tourism consultants and community activists in order to improve the tourism potential in Estonian and Finnish rural areas. The project used a community-based approach whereby the ideas for tourism development were collected from the communities involved in the project and the same communities also implemented these ideas.
The result of the project is a 24-page guidebook for improving community-based tourism: ‘The development process presented in this guidebook provides practical help for all those communities and others interested in implementing rural community-based tourism development. In addition to the process, practical methods are also presented and the potential risks in each phase are highlighted’.
Download the handbook for free, here: COMCOT tool
The project was funded by the European Union Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013: Southern Finland–Estonia Sub-programme.