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Promoting Innovative Rural Tourism in the Black Sea basin region

9 April 2014

On 27 March, a meeting with the beneficiaries of the “Promoting Innovative Rural Tourism in the Black Sea Basin Region” project took place at the Erebuni Plaza Business Centre in Yerevan. The event was organised by Heifer Armenia in cooperation with the European Union.
The goal of this programme is to establish regional cooperation between the four countries of the Black Sea basin (Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Bulgaria) and develop a new touristic product: “One Tour Package for Regional Tourists”. This cooperative tourism management system will help the four countries to develop economically and socially.
All potential beneficiaries from different regions of Armenia were invited to take part in the meeting, including local tour agencies and service providers. They will be enrolled in training courses in order to build up their knowledge and skills, and thus develop their business strategies. The final goal of the programme is to develop an integrated package for regional tourists, a united tour that will include all the countries of Black Sea basin.
Heifer Armenia Country Director Anahit Ghazanchyan highlighted the importance of the project for Armenia: ‘Armenia is frequently isolated from regional projects, but not in this case, sharing EU best practice and helping regional integration and neighbourhood. This is why we appreciate this project so much; it will help Armenia to gain its unique role both in regional and international tourism’.
The programme will be carried out in three stages, the main goal of which is to promote regional cooperation in tourism. Stage one concerns tourist service providers and includes small family businesses in all the regions of Armenia, helping them to improve service quality. Stage two is suggesting innovative solutions for tourist agencies. Stage three is to establish a constructive dialogue between governments of all participant countries. Within the framework of the project, participants will travel to all four countries and take part in training courses.
This project is co-funded by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument; the total budget of the project is €472,923.43. The project was launched in November 2013 and will last for 18 months.

Promoting Innovative Rural Tourism in the Black Sea basin region

On 27 March, a meeting with the beneficiaries of the “Promoting Innovative Rural Tourism in the Black Sea Basin Region” project took place at the Erebuni Plaza Business Centre in Yerevan. The event was organised by Heifer Armenia in cooperation with the European Union. The goal of this programme is to establish regional cooperation between the four countries of the Black Sea basin (Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Bulgaria) and develop a new touristic product: “One Tour Package for Regional Tourists”. This cooperative tourism management system will help the four countries to develop economically and socially. All potential beneficiaries from different regions of Armenia were invited to take part in the meeting, including local tour agencies and service providers. They will be enrolled in training courses in order to build up their knowledge and skills, and thus develop their business strategies. The final goal of the programme is to develop an integrated package for regional tourists, a united tour that will include all the countries of Black Sea basin. Heifer Armenia Country Director Anahit Ghazanchyan highlighted the importance of the project for Armenia: ‘Armenia is frequently isolated from regional projects, but not in this case, sharing EU best practice and helping regional integration and neighbourhood. This is why we appreciate this project so much; it will help Armenia to gain its unique role both in regional and international tourism’. The programme will be carried out in three stages, the main goal of which is to promote regional cooperation in tourism. Stage one concerns tourist service providers and includes small family businesses in all the regions of Armenia, helping them to improve service quality. Stage two is suggesting innovative solutions for tourist agencies. Stage three is to establish a constructive dialogue between governments of all participant countries. Within the framework of the project, participants will travel to all four countries and take part in training courses. This project is co-funded by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument; the total budget of the project is €472,923.43. The project was launched in November 2013 and will last for 18 months.