A branding strategy regarding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe was developed for the four EU macro-regions (Adriatic-Ionian, Alpine, Baltic Sea and Danube Region). Each branding strategy was developed in three phases:

1. Audit phase

  • Research on data and information on cultural tourism in the Macro-region countries, as provided from national tourism board institutions etc.;
  • Survey of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, in order to collect data and info in view of the brand development.

2. Brand development phase

  • Creation of a brand vision; definition of brand identity and values for the each EU macro-region.

3. Recommendations on brand implementation

  • Action-oriented and to-the-point recommendations concerning the creation and promotion of the brand, including recommendations on “Brand-personality” guidelines for the marketing material, distribution channels, communication channels, promotional slogans;
  • As part of Routes4U e-learning course, a module is dedicated on how to develop a marketing strategy;
  • Development of a Tourism Catalogue, implemeting the branding recommendations.
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