Projects funded

New informational technologies and tourism products for cross border tourism development

Project ID: 2007CB16IPO006-2011-2-160
Project title: New informational technologies and tourism products for cross border tourism development
Call: 2007CB16IPO006-2011-2
Priority axis: Priority Axis 2
Action: 2.2 Sustainable development through efficient utilization of regional resources
Budget: 177946.95 €
EU co-financing: 151254.91 €
Start date: 22.04.2013
End date: 22.04.2014
Status: In implementation
Description: With the realisation of this project a considerable amount of tourist information will be collected, processed and translated. This information will stay in the base of the software product that will be realised within the project and that will be presented to the tourists by means of informational kiosks. They would provide tourists with basic information on the locality itself, on the tourist sites in the cross-border region. In that way these regional sign boards will direct the tourists by showing to them what they can visit in either country during their stay in this region. Such regional approach facilitates the cooperation in the tourist field. Such regional information kiosks are common practice and an integral part of all significant tourist localities in the developed tourist regions all over the world. Locations on which the information kiosks would be placed will be selected by the municipalities and their tourist organizations. The municipalities will also provide the necessary resources at selected locations for the placement and functioning of the information kiosks. The collected information will be used for elaboration of three thematic brochures, one for each new common product, created through the project. These brochures will be diseminated among the tourists by the local tourist centres, museums, galeries, hotels and restaurants. Within the project will be organised three Demo tours with representatives of the tour operators and tourist agencies from Bulgaria and Serbia.The aim of these tours will be to get acquented the tour operators and agents with the new products and with the tourist opportunities in the cross-border region of Vidin, Zajecar and Bor.