sustainable tourism development

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: Exposure to communities, authentic cultures and local stories through the historical paths. We ask to develop a sustainable tourism through strengthening the local communities and cultures and to expose tourists to variety of cultures from different backgrounds, such as Bedouins,The Hebrew Israelite Community, Ethiopian and other communities throughout European Mediterranean countries. The aim of the project is to ensure the development of the cooperation areas by improving the economy and promoting key economic sectors for sustainable tourism.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: • Strengthening the local economy • Development of new jobs and skills in tourism industry • Promotion of slow tourism and cultural routes • Development and improvement of services for tourism hospitality • Development of “peer to peer” collaborative models. • Network of euro-Mediterranean cultural cooperation (local authorities/NGO/Academic institute)
Expected results: • Increased attractiveness of less-known touristic destinations. • Increased the Number of tourists in the area. • Increased diversification of tourism offer through the promotion of local and territorial assets / drivers in off-season periods. • Increased the local economy
Partners already involved: we have local partners from Bedouin villages and local enterprises involved in this project.
Partners searched: We are looking to cooperate with partners from Spain, Italy, Jordan, Greece, Malta and Portugal
Total estimated budget: 3,000,000 million Euros
First name: Hila
Last name: Tzachy
Name of the organisation: Arad Municipality
Type of organisation: Public body
City: Arad
Country: Israel
Email: hila_ts@arad.muni.il
Phone number: 050-7248839
Skype contact:
Website: http://www.travelarad.com/