The Environment Ministry of Romania prepares to finance ecotourism development projects in the country heading into next year.
Romania’s first ecotourism development program, appropriately titled ECO-Tourism, will help fund the development and promotion of ecotourism and eco-destinations in Romania.
“Romania has huge ecotourism potential. 25% of our territory is protected natural area. However, these kind of tourist destinations are either unknown or difficult to reach due to the lack infrastructure,” – Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Environment Minister
The ECO-Tourism program is said to have a budget of 4.45 million euros, with no single project receiving for than 200,000 euros. The funds will go towards the development of infrastructure based on access, including cycling paths and routes for walking, hiking, and horseback riding. The funds will also go towards developing information centers for tourists and the protection of the environment.
Ecotourism in Romania will further be promoted through the program, using channels such as web, mobile, newsletters, and more.
Under the leadership of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania, Romania has enjoyed 12 years of ecotourism initiatives such as trails, certifications, and more, becoming a rising destination of sustainable travel.
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