The President of the Suceava County Council, Gheorghe Flutur signed on Friday the Brussels Declaration within EDEN events organized by the European Commission and on behalf of the European body the document was signed by Anna Athanasopoulou, head of Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries Unit, General Directorate Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG GROW.
According to the Department of Communication of the county administration, with the signing of this document, Suceava is a full member of the EDEN Network, which represents a number of important advantages for the county in the development of tourism, under the Bucovina brand.
This way, the county will have a very good visibility of the tourist destination and access to the analysis on the effects of the actions of the network and of each member, will benefit from free promotion and will be able to use the EDEN logo.
The EDEN Network, through its means of promotion, is the most developed and popular network of the European Union, with over 5.5 million visitors, photo and video promotion, with 1,136 articles published all over the world.
Suceava and Bucovina can be at an advantage from this point of view by their unique objectives, namely the painted churches, UNESCO monuments, the existence of the pilgrimage to tourist attractions, the possibility of capitalizing on ethnicities, the old crafts in areas such as the exploitation of salt, wood or ores.
”There are areas where we have made important investments for rehabilitation and promotion. These are our very important assets that we want to capitalize on. Tourism can contribute to the development of local communities. The theme of the competition in 2019 will be spa tourism. I will encourage and support Vatra Dornei and Cacica to submit projects to become excellent destinations in the field,” Flutur said.
The president of the Suceava County Council received the EDEN 2017 Winner trophy (1st place), in Brussels, on Thursday evening, in the prize gala for the European destinations of excellence.