To be able to understand local distinctiveness and use it effectively as a tool.
To take actions for keeping the local identity.
To select with priority of local suppliers.
To utilise local products and help visitors uncover specialties.
To work cooperatively with others.
To establish productive working relationships.
Tips on finding the right local partners
Consult local directories (online and printed) and get to know who else in your area is in your line of business.
Establishing an informal network of peer contacts can be a great way of sharing ideas, information and advice.
Join a local trade associationand your local Chamber of Commerce andIndustry. As well as providing a range of general business advisory services, they are important business advocates to help you get your voice heard by policy-makers.
Contact your local Tourist Information Centre.
Get to know who’s who in tourism in your area
Find out if there are any online communities in your area providing peer-to-peer networking and trading opportunities. Business sites like LinkedIn facilitate this form of user interaction and provide easy access to topical issues and trends.