EU funded projects in BiH

EU support to regional economic development in BIH call VI ''''Creation of Treb izat Heritage Trails: The HEART of Herzegovina under Lot 2 Cluster 2

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Competitiveness and innovation
EU Acquis chapters Enterprise and industrial policy
Programme Funding Year 2008
Value €300,000
Periods of implementation 2010
Locations GRUDE, LJUBUŠKI, ČAPLJINA

Results

The European Union has developed Trebizat heritage trail as a competitive tourism product in the niche of cultural tourism and increased its potential for contributing to the overall economic growth and promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a unique tourist destination. With the European Union funding, natural and cultural heritage site facilities (walking and hiking trails, site access infrastructure etc.) along the trail are improved and community based tourism is developed with promoted potential of business service providers in this field. We also ensured safe and clean environment through tourist signalisation, environmental infrastructure improvements and supplies s well as via certified guides. Information dissemination of created tourist product is enhanced via marketing & promotion tools developed and established and equipped tourist info station. With all that, we have contributed to stronger and more visible promotion of the country's natural and cultural potentials as well as to more tourists visiting this site and the country.

SUMMARY

Because of its unique and diverse natural and cultural beauty, Bosnia and Herzegovina has huge potential for tourism growth, particularly in niche sectors. As economic regeneration progresses, this potential is being realised, but the sector needs massive investment if both domestic and international tourist numbers are to be maximised. In that respect, this European Union project aimed at supporting the economic development of Herzegovina as a tourism region through integration of cultural, historical and natural heritage into a unique tourism offer – the Trebizat cultural heritage trail. By improving development and promotion of this Herzegovina tourist product, we enhanced the quality of the tourism content offer and contributed to the increase number of tourists and overnight stays in Herzegovina as well as with country wide effects.

RESULTS

The European Union has developed Trebizat heritage trail as a competitive tourism product in the niche of cultural tourism and increased its potential for contributing to the overall economic growth and promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a unique tourist destination. With the European Union funding, natural and cultural heritage site facilities (walking and hiking trails, site access infrastructure etc.) along the trail are improved and community based tourism is developed with promoted potential of business service providers in this field. We also ensured safe and clean environment through tourist signalisation, environmental infrastructure improvements and supplies s well as via certified guides. Information dissemination of created tourist product is enhanced via marketing & promotion tools developed and established and equipped tourist info station. With all that, we have contributed to stronger and more visible promotion of the country's natural and cultural potentials as well as to more tourists visiting this site and the country.