Targeted tourism development approach is valuated: Study visit in Szabolcs- Szatmar-Bereg County (Hungary)

Monday, April 28, 2014

In the first half of April TOURage team met in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County (Hungary) to evaluate five good practices offered to develop senior tourism.  After presenting all the good practices it was concluded that Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County has a religious tourism as a priority in the region. After the study visit all the partners made their own evaluation on good practices whether they are appropriate and useful to transfer to their own regions. It was noted that it is rather a good thing for regions to have a prioritized development approach as this allows concentrating on financial attraction of funds.  

Several partners of TOURage were interested in development of religious tourism routes and reconstruction of churches as religion is an important part of tourism and often popular among the seniors, mainly in the regions neighboring countries next to Hungary. For others it was a great experience to see how to attract more tourists to come and visit the region. It is successfully done by networking of different entrepreneurs as well as involving also local people to offer different types of activities and fulfill demand.

During the study visit TOURage was introduced to the program called “Faith and Health”, TOURage partners experienced “Gastronomic journey in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County” and Hajdúszoboszló Tourism Destination Management was presented, as well as a programme “Route of medieval churches” was introduced to the partnership.

More information about each good practice will follow soon. It will be available in the project webpage

About: TOURAGE is a project financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by INTERREG IVC programme. It  brings together 11 partners from Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and Spain. The Lead partner for the project is Regional Council of North Karelia (Finland).

The overall objective of the INTERREG IVC Programme is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies and instruments. A project builds on the exchange of experiences among partners who are ideally responsible for the development of their local and regional policies.



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