The “Closing Event” for the “CapTour: An Initiative on Capitalizing Tourism’s Prospects of the Region” project is scheduled for November 9th at 5:00 PM in the Maurice Saltiel Hall, Building M2, at Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
This event will be graced by the presence of representatives from the project’s four beneficiaries in Greece and Bulgaria. They will present the project’s activities, their outcomes, and the overall positive influence it has had on the tourism sector. Subsequently, there will be a discussion among the attendees regarding opportunities for development and the new challenges that are emerging within the industry, in addition to further networking opportunities.
The CapTour project is an innovative initiative designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector within the cross-border region of Greece and Bulgaria. It focuses on these smaller businesses, recognizing that their location and role play a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the cross-border region. The growth of tourism entrepreneurship is considered a dynamic contributor to the development of local communities.
Within the framework of the project, various activities including training, consultancy, and guidance were conducted to assist both existing and potential entrepreneurs in developing their ideas and promoting tourism across the broader region. Additionally, the Partnership Opportunity Platform was established, functioning as an open directory of participating businesses in the program, showcasing their names, activities, websites, and social media channels. Throughout these project activities, participants had the opportunity to network and establish connections with industry professionals to further enhance their endeavors.
The CapTour project is being implemented as part of the INTERREG VA Cooperation Program “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020”. It is being co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the national resources of the participating countries in the program.
The project partnership comprises four beneficiaries:
Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (Lead Beneficiary)
University of Macedonia
Rhodopes Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Association
The program involved the regions of Drama, Evros, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Xanthi, Rhodope, and Serres.