ECRT2021 - European Congress on Rural Tourism

Hotel Tallukka, Vääksy, Finland

The ECRT – European Congress on Rural Tourism is an event of reference in EU since 2003.  Its 7th edition is focussed on the 30 years experience of Ruraltour as European Federation of Rural Tourism and the new opportunities for this sector, under the topic

Fit for the future

The COVID pandemic has turned tourism upside down. Consumer preferences shift radically in favour of destinations with smaller service units, space, individual freedom, local supply and human contact. All these characteristics have always been at the heart of Rural Tourism, and it comes as no surprise that the interest in our type of services highly increased during 2020/21.

This is an opportunity to gain new costumers and turn them into repeat clients for the future. However, it requires addressing the challenges of increased digitalization, sustainability and service quality that were accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moment is also important for the European Federation of Rural Tourism. Registered in 1991, this year it celebrates the 30th anniversary together with a rebranding process under the new acronym RuralTour. This goes along with an evaluation of the experiences and lessons learned in the past 30 years. Applying them to the new trends – especially digitalization and new consumer values – makes our sector fit for the future.

Languages: the congress will be held in English


Looking forward to seeing you all in Finland in October 2021!


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Organizer responsible for the congress: Lomalaidun ry, AT Nr. FI0116680-3
Lahti Region Ltd is responsible for registration services it provides.

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Registration to the European Congress on Rural Tourism 2021

Registration Fees

Standard rate (after Aug 31)
Ruraltour organisations and their members 250 EUR / person
Other participants 350 EUR / person

The on site Congress Fee covers the participation at the program, starting with the Welcome Greeting on Wednesday 6th at noon, until the closure on Friday 8th. It includes also dinner on Thursday, lunch on Thursday and Friday, all coffee breaks, and local transfers.

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Additional information

Your name can be published on congress participant list
Onsite delegates: Will you participate to the Get Together-party at Oct 6
Onsite delegates: Will you partcipate to the Gala dinner on Thursday Oct 7
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Terms of cancellation
Before 18.09.2021    refund possible without administration fee
After 18.09.2021       refund with administration fee 50 €
After 30.09.2021       no refund in case of cancellation, but name change of participant is possible

*** in case of cancellation of the event due to COVID restrictions, ALL registration fees will be refunded ***

Organizer responsible for the congress: Lomalaidun ry, AT Nr. FI0116680-3
Lahti Region Ltd is responsible for registration services it provides.

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