Shape the 7th European Congress on Rural Tourism, 6th - 8th October 2021, Vääksy, Finland
WELCOME to the ECRT2021 community!
Thank you for your interest in the 7th European Congress on Rural Tourism - ECRT2021. It deals with the overall topic "Fit for the Future" around five thematic panels:
• Megatrends shaping the future of travel
• The digital customer's experience and journey
• Get organized to cover constraints for rural micro-services
• Service design for a happy customer
• Fit for the Future: New Opportunities for Rural Tourism
Our participative approach wants this event to match with the needs and wishes of the rural tourism community.
Below you can express your interest in the congress and related actions, such as the Marketplace of Ideas. You can participate in the speaker selection, and give your ideas and suggestion for the fine-tuning of content.
Filling in this form means no commitment for you. Detailled information for registration, booking of accommodation, selection of workgroups, and social programme is available at our website:
I am or represent a
Rural tourism entrepreneur or service
Organization or association related with rural tourism
Organization or association related with rural development in general
Travel trade - tour operator, travel agency, internet platform, etc.
Public entity (municipality, region, ministry, ... )
Training, teaching, or research institution
My contributions and ideas for the ECRT2021
Introduce here your suggestions, separated for each of the proposed topics as above
Topic 1 - Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel
Where is our place in the picture of the global tourism sector? - Please provide here suggestions for specific content that you consider of interest for this topic
Topic 2 - The Digital Customer's Experience and Journey
How decides our customer, how and where can we engage with him on this way? - Please provide here suggestions for specific content that you consider of interest for this topic
Topic 3 - Get Organized to Cover Constraints for Rural Micro-Services
What support do the small rural providers want and need? How can it be provided best? - Please provide here suggestions for specific content that you consider of interest for this topic
Topic 4 - Service Design for a Happy Customer
What are the most important expectations of our clients to be fulfilled? - Please provide here suggestions for specific content that you consider of interest for this topic
Topic 5 - Fit for the Future - New Opportunities for Rural Tourism
Please provide here suggestions for specific content that you consider of interest for this topic
Speakers and Panellists
All speaker slots are now open. We welcome your suggestions for inspiring, knowledgable, or challing speakers and panelists - this can also be yourself! If possible, indicate information about them, why they should be invited, and an email address to contact them.
Work group and networking
Your suggestions or proposals for topics of the different work groups that are planned (2-hours sessions) on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th-October
Marketplace of Ideas
If you consider to participate in the Marketplace of Ideas, please provide here the title and shortly describe your initiative or case. A specific online form for introducing full details is available at
I plan to participate in the congress 6th - 8th October 2021
I plan to participate in the congress + study visits
Any other suggestion or question
Additional contact information (optional)
The following information about you is optional if you want to provide it.
Thank you for your contribution!
We appreciate your effort to contribute in the preparation phase of the ECRT2020. You will receive a copy of this survey at the email that you indicated above. This includes a link that allows you to edit your reponses at any later moment, for example if you have new ideas about content or suggestions for speakers.
The ECRT2021 organisation team
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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