So, this is already the last blog post I will write regarding the level of sustainability tourism in Groningen. In this post I want to try and come to a conclusion about how high the level of sustainability tourism is in Groningen by looking at all the places I discussed in the last couple of weeks.
My main objective for the blog was to discover sustainable Groningen. I did this by visiting four places that are all in some way related to the topic of sustainability, namely: WAAR, de Stadsakker, cultural cafe Kult and Onder de Linde. What I can say about those places is that they are indeed sustainable but often lack the incentive to also target tourists that might have an interests in their products or activities. This could be improved by a better, more internationally oriented marketing strategy. E.g. to make websites available in English and provide flyers to the tourist information office.
Another objective was to see what tourist attractions do about sustainability that are much more focused on mass tourism. To discover this I discussed four other places, namely: the Groninger museum, the Martini Tower, de Prinsenhof and the Noorderplantsoen. I have mixed feelings about how well sustainability is used at these places. On the one hand, de Prinsenhof, the Martini Tower and the neighbourhood of the Noorderplantsoen are doing a good job regarding sustainability but on the other hand, the Groninger museum is lacking any sustainable policy.
To conclude, I think Groningen is on the right track when talking about the level of sustainability in the city, however, it is not yet that focused on tourists so improvements can be made.
I hope you liked this blog, I know I did when creating all of the posts!