Registar of potentials

Struga, March 23, 2017 Within the municipalities belonging to the South-west planning region, especially in rural areas, have been identified more than 25 locations where can be developed different forms of selective or alternative types of tourism and other recreational activities. This was highlighted at the promotion of the Register of potentials for development of rural tourism in South-west planning region, held in Struga, as final event within the project "Innovative solutions for better access to services at local level", supported by the Office of the UNDP Skopje and the Ministry of local government. Practically, with the preparation of the Register, the intention was to discover and create innovative products and services that will attract more tourists, because it is arguably the world trend in tourist movements.

 

Register of potentials for the development of rural tourism was prepared through a broad participatory consultative process with important sides in the Region, said Marian Stepankoski of Foundation PREDA Plus from Prilep, which in cooperation with travel experts and the team of the Center for Development of SWPR developed mentioned document.

 

The process was conducted through cooperation with all stakeholders, through the involvement of local and regional public institutions, business sector, and in particular representatives offering travel services and products, and of course civil society as an important link in the whole process. During the presentation was stressed that the Southwest planning region is the most important tourist area in the country, with the greatest potential for improvements and development. Also it was indicated that should make diversification, or expansion of the tourism offer through the creation of innovative tourism products and services, and therefor the Register is a valuable tool for the important sides in the region. In addition, the Register enters the domain of the most significant regional strategic documents, which through its upgrade may contribute to the promotion of tourism, the level of economic growth and improvement of general living standards of the population in the Region.

 

In preparing the register of potential for development of rural tourism attended by experts from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Ohrid. Assistant Michael Ristovski speaking at the presentation noted that their expertise has contributed to simplify the procedure for collecting and processing data for making the registry.
Rural tourism is developed to the extent as expected, at least in the Southwest region, otherwise the most developed tourism in the state. Villages or rural areas are almost deserted, with stalled economic activities have a significant migration of those spaces in major centers, or stanstvo, leading to devastation of such spaces. Against this backdrop, it is natural that the development of rural tourism will benefit the stem the tide of emigration and a declining stepped relatively high unemployment facing the region.
In the Action section of the Register are defined and prioritized about 25 attractive locations where it can develop rural tourism in 9 municipalities in the Southwest Region. The identified sites and facilities for the municipalities belonging to the region, the basic incentive activity for future development. It should also be noted that the defined rural-tourism resources can be put to a complementary feature of the opportunities to develop other types of tourism.

In preparing of the Register of potentials for development of rural tourism also attended by experts from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Ohrid. Assistant Michael Ristovski speaking at the presentation noted that their expertise has contributed to simplify the procedure for collecting and processing data for making the register.

 

Rural tourism is developed to the extent as expected, at least in the Southwest planning region, otherwise the most touristic developed tourism in the state. Villages or rural areas are almost deserted, with stalled economic activities, we have a significant migration of those spaces in major centers, or abroad, leading to devastation of such areas. In such sorrounding, it is natural that the development of rural tourism will benefit to the prevent the trend of emigration, and reducing the relatively high unemployment rate facing the Region.

 

In the Action section of the Register are defined and prioritized about 25 attractive locations where it can developed rural tourism in 9 municipalities in the Southwest plannig region. The identified sites and facilities, for the municipalities belonging to the region, present basic incentive activity for future development. Also, it should be noted that the defined rural-tourism resources can be put to a complementary feature of the opportunities to develop other types of tourism.

 

Register of potentials for the development of rural tourism started to prepare last year. The Center for Development of the Southwest Planning Region emphasized that are working hard to find and implement a larger number of pilot activities that are defined in this document. In the past, through the cooperation with the Office of UNDP-Skopje and the Ministry of Local-Self Government, are invested over 50,000 euros to enhance rural tourism in the Southwest planning region.

 

 

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