Development and promotion of gourmet and wine tourism in the cross-border region of Bulgaria and Turkey (TransGourmeTour)

Project code:CB005.1.22.046
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.2. Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:12
Project final contract amount:73232.00 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:01.08.2017
Project end date:31.07.2018
Project intervention field:075 Development and promotion of tourism services in or for SMEs
Project summary:

The objective of the project is to increase the capacity for sustainable tourism development in the cross-border region of Bulgaria and Turkey through promotion of common destinations for gourmet and wine tourism and to use IT technologies to develop and promote the specific gourmet tourism as an alternative form of tourism.

The project activities include two studies of destinations for gourmet and wine tourism in regions of Haskovo, Burgas and Yambol, Bulgaria and Edirne and Kirklareli, Turkey and the examination of the markets for authentic food in the cross-border region as well. Bulgarian and Turkish recipes for dishes and beverages will be documented, and information on traditional feasts and fairs related to food and wine will be explored.

The research will cover hotels, restaurants, wine cellars, dairies, bakeries, farm markets, etc., and then a common database of 100 sites will be created. It is planned to be organized two culinary exhibitions, which will present Tourist Gourmet Guide and new tourist packages in Bulgaria and Turkey.

The implementation of the project will contribute to the sustainable development of tourism and increasing the tourist attractiveness of the region by developing and promoting common destinations for gourmet and wine tourism аmong the population in the cross-border region.

Project website:

www.transgourme.eu

Partners

Leading partner
Haskovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PP2
Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry