Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 1.11.-30.11.2019
Objectives and results of the project:

The project "Discover the Small and Moson Danube by bike and boat", implemented within the Program INTERREG V-A SK HU, PA1 "Nature and Culture", SO1.1 "To increase the attractiveness of the border area", is focused on the use of rich natural and cultural heritage of the border area and on creating a unique, attractive and competitive European tourism destination "Danube inland delta", which will contribute to increasing the attractiveness and number of visitors to the Danube border region. The activities of 9 partners in the project, covering the needs of 30 municipalities in 5 regions, are aimed at creating a complex cross-border destination providing services in the field of tourism, culture, relaxation and sport in the area between and along the Small and Moson Danube rivers, including the main flow of the Danube. The territory is a specific water phenomenon, where all three rivers form the most extensive inland delta in Europe. Canoeing and biking in conjunction with Great and Little Rye Island culture and gastronomy are the basis for the development of a common tourist destination, which will bring together tourism organizations previously acting in the local sphere only, enabling competing with other tourist destinations in Europe. Under the project, recreational, boating and bike tourism infrastructure development will be expanded to more than 36 locations in Slovakia and Hungary, the open-air museum with a water mill in Jelka will be renovated, a water ecotourism youth centre in Šamorín will be built, a promenade will be established in Zálesie and a development strategy for the cross-border destination will be created, including the creation of a new common marketing brand. The creation, long-term development and promotion of the joint cross-border destination will be achieved through the cooperation of several destination management players on both sides of the border. Project duration is 24 months with a total budget of 2,863,279.37 EUR.

Implementing organization / institution:

Bratislavský samosprávny kraj,Bratislava, Sabinovská 16 82005

Project partners:

Mosonmagyaróvár Város Önkormányzata, Mestská časť Bratislava - Vrakuňa, Obec Zálesie, KAJAK CANOE KLUB Šamorín, Trnavský samosprávny kraj, Obec Jelka, Nitriansky samosprávny kraj, Mesto Kolárovo

Total amount of the project: 2,863,279.37 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Interreg V-A Slovakia - Hungary