5th meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia
CREATION OF A BLACK SEA NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
DEVELOPMENT IN BULGARIA, ROMANIA, UKRAINE, MOLDOVA AND GEORGIA(BSTOURISMNET)
PROJECT COORDINATION GROUP Combined with Network meeting 5 Tbilisi, Georgia,7-8 July 2015
Objectives of the meeting
- Presentation of the work carried out during the second year of BS TOURISM NET: results and critical issues.
- Reporting on JMA conventions.
- Visibility of the action and stakeholders needs.
- Discussion on the webportal http://blackseatourism.net/new/home/
- Reporting on the cross – border sustainable tours.
- Overview of the work planned till December 2015, focusing on remaining steps to get the final goals.
Event will start after:
|09:30 – 09:45||Welcome coffee brake|
|09:45 – 09:55||Welcome speech and presentation of Vice –Rector of Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University - Prof. Joseph Salukvadze|
|09:55 – 10:10||Presentation of the representative of Georgian National Tourism Administration – First Deputy Head Rusudan Mamatsashvili|
|10:10 – 11:00||Development of cross-border joint tourism programmes:Presentation on cross-border sustainable tourism offers PR1and Varna Municipalities (PR1 and Applicant)Presentation on cross-border sustainable tourism offers PR2, PR3 and PR6|
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee brake:Presentation on cross-border sustainable tourism offers PR4Presentation on cross-border sustainable tourism offers and promotional clip PR5Presentation on cross-border sustainable tourism offers PR7|
|13:00 – 14:30||Lunch brake|
|14:30||Exploitation Plan (PR2)
Social event – Tbilisi region (Sightseeing and hystorical tour).
|10:00 – 10:30||GA6 Visibility of the action (PR4)|
|11:30 - 12:00||Coffee Brake|
|12:00 - 13:00||GA 5 webportal: Demonstration of the Black Sea Data and Information Infrastructure (BSEC-PR1)Discussiononthe webportal[www.blackseatourism.net/new] (MUNVARNA,PR1-7)|
|13:30 – 14:00||GA1 Management: Progress control of the project in the last semester (Coordinator-MUNVARNA)Discussionon additional activities MUNVARNA and all PartnersDetailedplanforthenextperiod(MUNVARNA)|
|14:00||Closing of meeting|
|15:00||Social event – Ethnographic tour to Kakheti region|
Black Sea Tourism Net Project Coordination Group & Network Meeting 5
International project coordination group will discuss promotion of Black sea region with local authorities and tourism branch in Tbilisi
The International Project coordination group, consisting of representatives of five countries, will gather on the 7th and 8th July in Tbilisi to discuss a cooperation in the field of tourism and the building of a sustainable tourism network, Black Sea Tourism Net. Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova are the countries which will offer cross border tours in the Black sea region. The tours will vary on different types and will offer various experience to the tourists visiting the region. Nature, cultural heritage, gastronomy and wine, bike tours and birdwatching will be some of the topics that will aim to increase the popularity of the region.
All offers, together with useful information for tourists and tourism professionals, will be placed on the special web portal, that will provide an environmental and tourism data and information management service that will strengthen the quality, service and overall performance of sustainable tourism within the Black Sea region at local, national and cross-border levels. The web portal will be used to promote the Black Sea destination.
The eight project partners will meet at the “Ambasadori“ Hotel. The host of the meeting,theDepartment of Human Geography of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Tbilisi State University, invited local authorities, representatives of the National Association of Tourism Agencies in Georgia, academia and scientific environment.
During this event will be presented the cross-border tour proposals in partner countries, designed to improve the tourism offer in the Black Sea region. The project’s web portal, a web-based Data & Information Infrastructure aimed at capitalizing the project results, will be introduced.
The web portal is accessible at http://blackseatourism.net/new/home. It focuses on two main target groups: on the one hand, tour operators and agencies willing to promote such tours in the Black Sea region, and, on the other hand, individual tourists who which to explore a ”different” Black Sea coast.
The full name of the project is “Creation of a Black Sea Network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia (Black Sea Tourism Net)“ andthepartners in the project are Municipality of Varna (Bulgaria), Black Sea Economic Centre (Bulgaria), Municipality of Odessa – Department of Culture and Tourism (Ukraine), Black Sea branch of Ukrainian Environmental Academy of Sciences (Ukraine), European Environmental Association (Romania), Tbilisi State University – Department of Human Geography of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Georgia), AGRICOLA (Ukraine) and Environmental Association for Quaternary Research “INQUA-Moldova” (Republic of Moldova).
Maria Tsvetkova, BS TOURISM NET