Experimental Center for Responsible Tourism (ECRT) in the Chouf Region

Thematic objective: A.1 Business and SMEs development
Priority: Priority A.1.3 Encourage sustainable tourism initiatives and actions aimed at diversifying into new segments and niches
Brief description of the project: The Experimental Center for Sustainable Tourism (ECST) will offer four essential services: (1) planning, (2) training and capacity building, (3) technical assistance, and (4) networking
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: • • Increase the productivity of the tourism industry by training new entrants in the labor market, in workforce skills required by industry and placing them in tourism jobs, • Enhance support for sustainable tourism activities and relevant capacity-building in the region • Encourage the promotion of investment in sustainable tourism, • Serve as an incubator for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs and Provide Management Services to small and medium-sized Local tourism Businesses
Expected results: • Strengthened tourism competitiveness and ability of SMEs, by more startups, more innovative ideas and more courageous entrepreneurs. • Improved responsible tourism offer and access to the target marginal areas • Reduction of the seasonality phenomenon • The use of new methods and tools for the promotion of traditional products and tourism products • Local communities more aware and active about the benefits related to the valorisation and protection of natural and cultural heritage
Partners already involved: none till now
Partners searched: eco-tourism agencies, Public sector, development institutes
Total estimated budget: 653,898 Euros
First name: Nouha
Last name: Ghosseini
Name of the organisation: SME “Amani”
Type of organisation: Company or other economic operator
Country: Lebanon
Email: nouhagho@hotmail.com
Phone number: 009613634331
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