IDIS Viitorul finished training seminars on capacity building of tourism service providers in the Republic of Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine

The last training seminar for tourism service providers from the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and Romania took place on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, 2022, in Galati County, Romania, inside the “Lower Danube” University. The theme was the promotion of tourism products and services. The activity was part of the cross-border project "Development and promotion of green tourism in the Danube sector of the Black Sea basin" (Cahul district, Republic of Moldova; Reni territorial community, Ukraine and Galati county, Romania) ", BSB-817.

The topics examined at the seminar focused on: tourism marketing and the particularities of marketing in green tourism; customer and market research, marketing strategies; strategies, tools, and methods to promote green tourism; techniques for promoting and marketing tourism products and services, but also the role of brand strategy in promoting green tourism.

On the first day of the seminar, the participants were on a documentary visit to the commune of Șendreni, where they visited the recreational area with fishing specifics on the bank of the Siret and the traditional craft carpentry workshop. Later, they went to Braniștea commune to visit the commune church and the multifunctional Center "The Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel". In Tudor Vladimirescu commune, the participants visited the "Vladimirești" nunnery. The next day, after the communications of tourism and tourism marketing experts, the seminar participants went to the Episcopal Palace - Museum of Christian History, Culture and Spirituality from the Lower Danube in Galați and the Archbishop's Cathedral "Saint Andrew the Apostle", also from Galați.

Due to Russian military aggression against Ukraine, Reni project partners and tourism service providers in the region were unable to attend. As a sign of solidarity, the project team developed a banner to support Ukraine and its citizens in this complicated period.

The activities of the BSB-817 project are focused on creating and consolidating a cross-border tourism cluster in Cahul, Reni, and Galați, which will stimulate the development of green tourism at the border, increase the quality of tourist services, the number of tourists in the region, and will improve the overall quality of life in the region. A cross-border tourism guide will be created within a project, as well as a map with three cross-border tourist routes, an information brochure for tourists, and also a joint program for the development of cross-border tourism in Cahul, Reni, and Galati. Six seminar trainings, round tables, and workshops were organized to strengthen the capacities of tourism service providers. There will also be study visits, two festivals, and podcasts on green tourism in the region. A study on good neighborliness along the Danube sector of the Black Sea basin was developed but also created the project website.

The cross-border project "Development and promotion of green tourism in the Danube sector of the Black Sea basin (Cahul district, Republic of Moldova; Reni territorial community, Ukraine; and Galati county, Romania)", BSB 817 is implemented by IDIS "Viitorul", in partnership with the District Council of Cahul (Moldova), Executive Committee of the Local Council of Reni (Ukraine) and “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați (Romania).

The project is part of the Joint Operational Program "Black Sea Basin 2014-2020" and is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighborhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine.

This press release was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the exclusive responsibility of the cross-border project BSB 817, and can not be, in any way, considered to reflect the views of the European Union. 

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