P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.1. Natural and cultural resources developed into sustainable tourist attractions
01.05.2019 - 30.04.2021
To enable tourists with physical, visual, hearing and cognitive impairment to take advantage of the nature-based tourism sites in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, the specific focus should be put on accessibility.
NatAc project aims at facilitating access to nature tourism by developing a chain of accessible nature sites.
An Internet platform and a travel guide will be developed to streamline tourist information about the sites in the core Central Baltic area in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
MTÜ Lääne-Eesti Turism
Partner budget: 300.000 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 240.930 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 126.968 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 101.968 EUR ERDF
Metsähallitus, Rannikon Luontopalvelut
Partner budget: 238.805 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 179.104 EUR ERDF
Some of the trail/objects are equipped with visitor counters, for others - a special methodology will be ensured to count the number of visitors and analyse the visitors' flow data. Thus the project expected result in terms of the number of visitors' increase shall be duly accounted for and reliable. The chain of accessible nature tourism sites involves not just the nature sites improved within the frame of the project, but shall gather reliable and tested data on all nature trails and objects existing in the core CB area in LV, EE and FIN. It will be mapped and listed in detail on the Internet platform and in the Travel Guide to be distributed to NGOs representing people with disabilities, seniors and young families, municipalities, visitor centres, tour operators and at international tourism fairs.