Adventure across the border

Acronym advenTOUR
Priority axis Development and Support of Local Economy
Specific Objective Improve the attractiveness and promote tourism in the cross-border area to enhance employment in tourism
Call 2nd Call for Project Proposals (Targeted & Restricted)
Start date March 9, 2022
Lead Partner Young Men's Christian Association - Thessaloniki/YMCA Thessaloniki
Partners Greek National Tourism Organization/GNTO
National Park Pelister
Budget 653.670,00 €
The main objective of the project is to promote the crossborder (CB) destination as a touristic attraction by framing the existing natural and manmade potential into marketable and sustainable touristic offer.

Main project outputs are directly connected to the objective of promoting CB destination as touristic attraction by:
- developing at least 2 joint CB Touristic Products, one-day or/and multi-day trips to the CB area that will introduce visitor packages of an outdoor activity and cultural content, linking the area of Western Macedonia and Pelagonija into one stop destination;
- 4 Natural landmarks/sites are arranged and attractive to visitors introducing new touristic outdoor content;
- enchanced or newly developed bussiness links accross the border due to intensive participation of 25 enterprises from CB area;
- strategic analysis "Destination Plan" of the CB area based on incoming tourism supply/demand analysis which capitalizes previous INTERREG investment in the CB area;
-FAM tour for travel industry (buyers, promoters) aimed at testing before marketing the newly developed products;
- Local capacities are built of at least 40 people working in the tourism area offering sustainable touristic products.
-At least 10 new jobs are created down the supply chain as the new tourism products will be delivered by local labor in the CB area.
- Specific sets of expertise on outdoor traveller experience is transferred from Greece to the Republic of North Macedonia as YMCA (at the Nymfaio camp) will perform train of traineers on managing the adventure park in NP Pelister.
In NP Pelister an adrenalin park, zip line and via ferrata will be installed while in Nymfaio's camp a site will be upgraded to provide activity based accommodation in rural area all year round extending the touristic season and enabling local businesses down the supply chain to continious source of income;
- joint attendance in ITS, IT platform and other PR tools will be implemented as well.


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