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Support for micro-enterprises in the tourism sector in the Pshavi-Khevsureti region

This project is implemented in partnership with Polish and Georgian NGOs, government administration of in Pshavi-Khevsureti region and is co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under its development assistance programme.

The project was designed to establish permanent communication and promotion channels for local travel agencies and to organise a forum for cooperation between local government, NGOs and education institutions in Pshavi-Khevsureti.

During their stay in Poland, the project’s Georgian participants learned about the way different types of tourist and accommodation systems operate in Poland in the mountain ranges; how Polish tourist organisations operate based on the example of the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society (PTTK) and received training how to mark tourist trails.

The project has lead to the creation of 300 kilometres of tourist trails. These trails were created through the most beautiful, most and least known parts of the region’s mountains with the aim of connecting east with the west with one main transit trail, accounting for tourist accommodation.

To enable effective communication between tourists different entities from the tourism sector and to promote tourism in the region, a Tourist Information and Promotion Centre (CIT) was created in Dusheti, which has been equipped with the necessary furniture, computers and telecommunication installations, as well as a wall map of the region in the scale of 1:100 000 with marked tourist trails that have been created in regions included in the project. A website was also designed to promote the region in three language versions: Georgian, English and Polish.

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