Business breakfast in Varna, Bulgaria organized by UBBSLA

On 19th of November 2020 the UBBSLA organized the local business breakfast as part of the Tourism Expo – Destination Varna. Representatives of the local and regional authorities, stakeholders (Varna Association of Restaurants and Hotels, tourist agencies, tour operators), tourist business met to discuss possibilities for promotion of four season tourist destinations from the Bulgarian Black Sea region and the potential of the forthcoming summer season 2021.

The event started with a presentation of the project and its reflection on the business potential in the region. A discussion followed based on the existing barriers and constraints inevitably caused by covid-19. Some best international practices applied in Spain and Italy were also shared. The participants agreed that these practices should be widely promoted within the Black cooperation area and especially among the partner countries to seize opportunities for their utilization and further replication.

Part of the Tourism Expo was also the topics related with “How to use digital modalities for tourism promotion in pandemic situation”. During a thematic session Mrs Elena Simeonova from UBBSLA presented the creation of innovative digital products to support the tourist business, especially the Virtual Guide and the Online Technical Catalogue, which are among the achievements of GreeTHIS project.

The third local business breakfast in Cahul

On the 27th of November, ACTIE Cahul has organized the third local business breakfast (D.T.3.2.1), part of Activity A.T3.2 within the GreeTHiS BSB- 305 project.

The event was organized inside the “Nicolae Botgros” Palace of Culture from Cahul and gathered together about 30 representatives of Local Public Authorities, SMEs from Cahul village, interest groups including NGOs, etc.

The event started with a presentation of the project, its objectives, the main activities and results achieved so far. Then followed a presentation of the project deliverables, the feasibility studies, the joint market research of innovative technologies for energy efficiency and climate buildings in the BSB countries, the list of technologies, producers and distributors available and operating in the project countries and the Virtual Guide.

The Virtual Guide for historic Black Sea Cross border sites and heritage assets has the goal to raise awareness about the necessity for the preservation of cultural and natural heritage. This is an interactive tool that will allow visitors locating sites and assets on the map, have a virtual tour in those locations and also discover their history and learn other interesting information.

We hope that it will contribute significantly to the knowledge of the common past of the Black Sea Cross border regions of Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.

Local workshop on electronic tools for procurements organized by public authorities, organized by UBBSLA

Municipal experts and specialists gathered in Varna to work and discuss the electronic procurements including green tenders and actions. The UBBSLA organized the local workshop to support the member municipalities in the organization of electronic procurement procedures, green deals, investment activities in protected buildings, green actions and initiatives. The workshop was held on 2 nd November in line with the national COVID-19 restrictions.

Local workshop and site visit: „Active and interactive consumers of CH services and products”, organized by UBBSLA

On 10 th October 2020 the UBBSLA organized the local workshop entitled: “Active and interactive consumers of CH services and products” complemented with a site visit to the Historical park near Varna, Bulgaria. The workshop was dedicated to discussion of mechanisms and methods to involve local stakeholders, entrepreneurs and residents as active users and operators of CH tourism based products and services. Good practices of tourist services, products and applications reverting history and heritage were shared and demonstrated. The aim of the workshop was to present the GreeTHIS project in line with the latest developments of exploitation of cultural heritage assets.

The participants made a tour around the Historical park, which is complex of exceptional size based on “A walk through the centuries” and were acquainted with the historic facts and figures of the Bulgarian history across the ages of civilizations development.

АБЧО отбеляза Световния Ден на Туризма

На 27 септември всяка година се отбелязва Световният Ден на Туризма. Началото е през септември 1979 г. в Torremolinos, Испания, по време на на третата сесия на Генералната асамблея на Световната организация по туризъм към Организацията на обединените нации, когато се взема решение за тържествено отбелязване на Световния ден на туризма, като неговото начало се поставя през следващата 1980 година. Целта е да се създава осведоменост сред обществото в световен мащаб за значението на туризма, както и за неговата социална, политическа, финансова и културна стойност за всички хора.

Туризмът играе ключова роля за насърчаване на социалното общуване, съхранение и опазване на световното наследство. Световният ден на туризма се чества във всяка държава, която се стреми да развие и усъвършенства този бранш. Всяка година Световният ден на туризма е посветен на конкретна тема.

През 2020 година мотото на Световния ден на туризма е “Туризъм и развитие на селските райони ”. Тази година представители на АБЧО участваха в среща на браншовит организации от Варна и Златни пясъци за отбелязване на Световния Ден на Туризма.

В събитието участваха тур оператори, тур агенти, представители на туристическия бизнес, експерти по туризъм от община Варна, областния управител на Варна, браншови организации и др. Независимо от последиците, най-негативните от които пандемията през 2020г. причини на туризма, от бранша са убедени и имат волята да обединят усилия и да продължат своята дейност с оптимизъм и много положителни нагласи за предстоящите туристически сезони в полза на цялото общество.