On 31.12.2019, in the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works-Sofia, the contract for the implementation of the project “TRIP-tourism and religion- integrated people” was signed, under the second call for proposals under the Interreg-IPA cross-border programme Bulgaria – Turkey 2014 – 2020.
Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry will work within 12 months on the project “TRIP-tourism and religion-integrated people” (No CB 005.2.23.056), as a partner from Yambol, Bulgaria. The project will be implemented in partnership with the District Governorship of Suloglu, Turkey as a leading partner. The contract is under priority axis 2 “tourism”, specific objective 2.3: increase of networking for development of sustainable tourism through cross-border cooperation initiatives. The project is financed under the Interreg-IPA cross-border programme Bulgaria – Turkey 2014 – 2020.

The main objective of the project is to increase the potential of an attractive form of tourism, associated with religion, through cooperation between institutions, travel agencies, NGOs and local authorities for the presentation of unknown or undeveloped forms of tourism. The group of initiatives will contain new opportunities for popularization of the desired and hitherto unknown destinations related to historical heritage in the field of religion, religious traditions and customs.

The project activities are diverse, including a survey, information brochure, and exchange of visits, creation of a website, production and distribution of promotional materials, international seminars and conference.

For more information on the upcoming project activities, follow the website of the project.