Tourism stakeholders collected to support a growth of a Western Silk Road

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted a 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop hold on 26-27 Apr 2017. The eventuality was jointly orderly by UNWTO, a Ministry of Tourism of Greece and a segment of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The seminar is a initial unsentimental step of an initiative, grown by UNWTO in team-work with a European Commission as partial of a ‘Enhancing a Understanding of European Tourism’ Project.

The Western Silk Road Tourism Development Initiative aims to revitalise and redefine Silk Road birthright located via a European or Western territory of a ancestral Silk Road routes. By involving many opposite partners via Europe, this novel beginning aims to strengthen and variegate a tourism offer of Western Silk Road destinations as good as raise informal team-work and cross-border partnerships.

Three panels integrated a Workshop that focused on a hurdles and opportunities to rise a Western Silk Road as a trans-national tourism route, on a selling intensity of a Route, and on a unsentimental stairs indispensable to be taken in sequence to safeguard a project’s long-term success and viability. As partial of a discussions, a Western Silk Road Work Group has been determined in assign of guaranteeing a concurrent approach.

As voiced by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, “in benefaction times, and building on a healthy and informative resources travelling thousands of years, we are in a position to reject damaging tellurian tendencies and revitalise a track able of transforming a approach we consider about and describe to travel. we can consider of no improved place to horde an eventuality focused on European Silk Road birthright than Greece – righteously deliberate one of a cradles of Humanity”.

“Tourism unites people and nations. It promotes stability, assent and growth. It builds bridges of team-work and opens-up roads to prosperity. Thus, we are gratified to support a classification of a initial general workshop, as partial of this glorious Western Silk Road initiative,” mentioned a Minister of Tourism of Greece, Elena Kountoura, during a Opening of a Workshop.

Attended by a Governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, a Mayor of Alexandroupoli and a Secretary-General of a Greek National Tourism Organization, a Workshop counted on glorious feedback from a far-reaching operation of general stakeholders from a tourism zone and beyond, including debate operators, universities, informative track member and stakeholders from a artistic arts, such as a Silk Road Folklore Dance Festival and a Silk Road Film Festival.

Important submit was also contributed by UNWTO Affiliate Members, TripAdvisor, Destination Makers, a Fundacion Turismo Valencia, a World Federation of Tourist Guides Association (WFTGA), the Greek Guiding Association and a Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Iraq, that addressed a intensity of informative and eremite tourism.

Aegean Airlines, who common a actions in compelling track growth and connectivity opposite a Silk Road, the Chamber of Evros and a Tsiakiris Silkhouse upheld a event.

The conclusions of a Workshop will be serve concretized during a 2nd International Western Silk Road Workshop, that will take place in Bulgaria during a finish of Jun 2017.

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