4960 Rudozem, 9 Bulgaria blvd.
Region of Smolyan
Web site: www.rudozem.info
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Association “Tourism Council – Rudozem” - is a non profit organization in Rudozem, whose collective members are local entrepreneurs from small and medium businesses (hotels, restaurants, trade, production of crafts products, etc.). The main purpose of the association is to coordinate and assist the activities of its members on carrying out initiatives related to the development of the eco- and other forms of alternative tourism in the municipality.
The main aims and objectives of the association are:
The funds of the Association are from membership dues, donations and sponsorships, funds provided by the municipality, state and international organizations, advertising revenue, services provided to citizens, income from property, etc. Subject to additional economic activity are consulting services, project development, estimates and opinions, organizing and conducting training, seminars and other training events, qualifications and other activities associated with the main purposes for which the association is registered.
The Association is represented by the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Board, together or separately. The activity is conducted in the offices of members of the Management Board.
BG2004/016-782.01.03-03.03 “The unknown Rudozem - promotion of the natural „green” tourism in the municipality” as main partner of Municipality of Rudozem.
Overall objective: “To promote the natural “green” tourism in Rudozem as integrated part of the local economy and to create favourable infrastructural and organisational conditions for wise use of natural resources in the cross-border area of Rudozem municipality”.
Specific objectives: (1) to develop appropriate infrastructure for natural “green” tourism in Rudozem; (2) to enhance the institutional capacity of main local actors for managing existing local natural resources; (3) to promote the cross-border partnership in area of the ‘green” tourism between Rudozem municipality and Border Region ‘Delta-Rodopi’ municipality.
Result: R.0. Realized successful project management: 0.1. Established framework for the management of the project, including project quality management system. 0.2. Identified and involved stakeholders. 0.3. Two interim reviews of project progress carried out. 0.4. Produced final report in accordance with the requirements of the grant contract.
R.1. Developed a complex eco-tourist product – alternative nature protecting form of tourism as a new perspective branch of the local economy in Municipality Rudozem, with the following specific components: 1.1. Three mountain eco-paths; 1.2. Tourist Information Centre in the town Rudozem; 1.3. Promotional products for Natural sights and the eco-tourist infrastructure created as a result of the project promoted; 1.4. Trained 12 mountain guides to provide services to tourist groups on eco-paths.
R.2. Ensure institutional arrangements for the management, maintenance and operations of developed eco-tourist product: 2.1. Trained 20 representatives of the municipal administration and the association “Tourism Council - Rudozem” for joint management and development of the eco-tourist product; 2.2. Developed and institutionally approved three years Plan for the development and management of the tourist infrastructure developed under the project.
R.3. The local population and stakeholders aware of the financial assistance from the EC, of the objectives and the expected results of the project: 3.1. Project results promoted among the local population and media
For the achievement of Result 0: Activities (A) - A. 0 Project management (PM) – detailed planning of the activities, including responsible persons and deadline and development of a project implementation management system. A.6. PM – delivery of two organizational meetings of the project team for monitoring project progress. A.8. PM – preparation of the final report.
For the achievement of Result 1: Activities - A.1. Construction of 3 eco-paths and establishment of Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Rudozem; thorough repairs of and supply of equipment for municipal premises (former municipal art gallery). A.2. Marketing activities promoting the natural sights and the eco-tourist product created as a result of the project. A.3. Training of 12 mountain guides to provide services to the tourists on the constructed eco-paths.
For the achievement of Result 2: Activities - A.4. Training of 20 representatives of the municipal administration and the Association „Tourism Council – Rudozem” for joint management and development of the eco-tourist product. A.5. Development and approval of a three year Plan for the development and management of tourist infrastructure developed under the project.
For the achievement of Result 3: Activities – A.7. Visibility activities – promotion of the project and its results.
Project BG 2005 / 017 - 454.03.03.02 – 17 “Rhodopes' Biodiversity – a prerequisite for creating new cross-border tourist Products” as main partner of The Regional Tourist Association “Rhodopes”
Activities and results: