Keywords: Thrace, JTI, Rhodope, Thassos, Samothraki, Kavala, Drama, Alexandroupoli, Xanthi, Komotini, Orestiada, Didimoteixo, Tourism, Macedonia, Vacations
The objective of this project is to jointly promote the common cultural heritage in the districts of East Macedonia and Thrace, Haskovo, Kurdzhali and Smolyan, and the expected results are to improve the tourism attractiveness of this region rich in traditions, monuments, multicultural history and special flora and fauna.
The four district governments made an action plan for promotion the heritages of the region, for improving the attractiveness, focusing on visitors with special interests, by means of ensuring low- to medium-price vacations. The major policy is to raise the awareness through internet and high tech solutions ensuring price efficient campaigns.
This project is the first cross-border joint tourist strategy aimed at promoting the region on the international market, and its purpose is to stimulate the development of the local business and the partnerships in the field of tourism, whereas supporting the existing ones and creating new ones.
The development of a web portal – http://www.jti-rhodope.eu/, is part of the whole campaign. This portal will contain detailed information about all important sites /religious, archeological, historical, cultural-ethnographic/ of the four regions – pictures, GPS coordinates, description. Users will be able to plan tourist itineraries, depending on their own interests and time, with the help of virtual map of the four districts.
In this particular webpage we present four options for tourist itineraries – religious, archeological, eco and cultural tourism.