The Bulgarian Heritage National Association, the
Western Norway Research Institute and Smolyan Municipality have
established a Project for SAVE/GEO Tourism Center and Development
of SAVE Tourism - Destination in Smolyan Region.
The funding for this project is provided by Norwagian
Government through Innovation Norway according to grant scheme
Eea Grants and Norway Grants. See
below for information about the Mission and Aims for the SAVE
About the Project:
The overall objective of this project
is to contribute to the sustainable development of the Rhodope
cross-border region throughout management and enhancement of local
natural, cultural, infrastructure and human resources.
The project is expected to strengthen
the overal social and economic development of the region and to
influence positively the overall quality of the tourism industry
on a national level.
The Old School which is located in
the Centre of Momchilovtsi is located opposite the Momchilovtsi
Tourist Information Centre, has been chosen as The SAVE Centre.
This is the first of its kind in the country and the region. It
will be a leading force for the economic growth of the region
through sustainable tourism, a contributor to the diversification
of the country's tourism portfolio and image, and a model for
SAVE Centres around the world.
Its mission is to enable the destination
to create tourism products that service the SAVE travel market
and to link those products to their respective markets. The establishment
and operation of the SAVE Centre will be based on three
- Financial viability and
- Adherence to the principles of Geotourism
- Advancement of knowledge
The Old School, chosen as the Centre
for this Project and is currently under re-construction and renovation.
Further images will be added as the reconstruction and renovation
For further information
on the Project please contact the Momchilovtsi Tourist Information