The EU will invest more than 700 thousand euros in the tourism industry of Transcarpathia

30 October 2014 16:12  2783356 084277
The EU will invest more than 700 thousand euros in the tourism industry of Transcarpathia

Today, there was the launching conference of the project "Support to the economy of Transcarpathian region through the development and promotion of its tourism potential."

The event brought together the regional council chairman Ivan Baloha, members of the regional council, heads of district councils, mayors, representatives of departments of the RSA, regional and local development agencies, tourist information centers network coordinators, scientists and others.

In the summer, Transcarpathian Regional Council won the European grant totaling more than 890 thousand euros for the project "Support to the economy of Transcarpathian region through the development and promotion of its tourism potential." The amount of co-financing from the EU funds amount to 712,000 euros. The period of the project implementation is up to July 2016.

The main activities of the project were determined. Some of them are the financial and economic analysis of tourism infrastructure in the region, construction of tourist infrastructure (tourist camp, tourist sites along travel routes and rope park), placement of tourist information road signs, training for local authorities on management and development of tourism infrastructure in the region, training on service in tourism, participation in annual tourism events, tourism festival, a 2-day informational and promotional tour of the built infrastructure facilities, promotional tour of the pilot segment of the tourist route for persons with disabilities, development of recommendations to the Program of the development of tourism in Transcarpathia for 2016-2022, promotional films, tourist guide "Carpathian tourist route" and others.

During the discussion, participants were interested in raising awareness of the tourist potential of Transcarpathia, the arrangement of the network of tourist routes in Transcarpathian region.  The participants received satisfactory answers to all questions.

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