Touristic heritage in Little-Europe

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, Romania, Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 2 - Develop innovative tourism management, fully integrating the needs of local people and economies and other supporting sectors, and respecting he preservation of natural and cultural heritage
Duration of the project: 01/01/2014 - 08/31/2015
Objectives and results of the project:

The specific objectives of the project are: creating heritage tourism attractions; developing a touristic product by the attraction of the heritage in the 3 counties; improving professional competencies for target groups taking part in the exploration and exploitation of the values in the three counties; creating a standard image, Little-Europe as an integrated destination; organisational development as setting up a new cluster to sustain the values of heritage-tourism; presenting the heritage values, protecting the traditions, preserving the ancient culture and passing them on. The focus of the project is the touristic product development that meets demand trends, in which the main aim is to emphasize originality: develop unique products characteristic for all the three counties.

The main direct results are:
1 new heritage tourism portal, e-learning materials for 3 different target groups,
1 new heritage touristic strategy, events in semesters in the 3 regions.

The main indirect estimated results are:
increasing the number of guests visiting the counties by 3%,
the average residence-time grows by 5%,
the number of touristic overnights increases by 5%,
broadening the average tourist spending in 10-15%.

Implementing organization / institution:

Self government of Szabolcs - Szatmar - Bereg County
Address: Hungary - 4400 Nyíregyháza, Hősök square 5.
Tel: +36 42 599 300
Fax: +36 42 599 309
E-mail: hivatal@szabolcs.gov.hu
Web: szszbmkh.hu

Project partners:

Satu Mare County Council
Address: Romania - 440026 Satu Mare, Piaţa Street 25.
Tel: +40 261 710 651
Email : office@cjsm.ro
Web: http://cjsm.ro/

Hungarian Entrepreneurs Association in Transcarpathia, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 90354 Peyterfolvo, Rakovtsi Ferenc street 91/a
Tel: + 380 31 4332 333
E-mail: kmvsz@freemail.hu
Web: www.kmvsz.ewk.hu

Total amount of the project: 398 342,04 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions, Businesses
Name of program(s): Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme