Training for tourism experts in Transcarpathia

navchannjaA two-day training under the name of Building cross-border tourism network „Carpathian tourist route – Modeling the Transcarpathian tourism development” began in Uzhhorod. The training was organized by the Transcarpathian Regional Council and implemented by the „Transcarpathia” Regional Development ans Cross-border Cooperation Agency. The participants involves tourism experts, the satff of development agencies and municipalities. The aim of the event is to define the mechanism of a possible cross-border tourism network.

Oleksandr Koval, the expert os project titled „Transcarpathian Tourist Route – 2” delivered a speech about the development prospects of the Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak border region, who believes that it is necessary to develop a long-term development strategy for the region. „We need to think 5 years in advance. Planning is necessary, but the development of suitable infrastructural conditions is still the most important task. Without appropriate road conditions it is impossible to allure the tourist into Transcarpathia. We have to compete, and we need to know how. Lviv town is a good example, which has attracted tourists for several years, treating tourism sector as preferred” – said Oleksandr Koval. Continue reading

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Tourism Council was established in Ukraine

kmttTourism in Transcarpathia is in difficult sitiuation recently. The events taking place in Eastern Ukraine had a negative impact on the recently booming sector. Because of the negative trends evoked by the political situation, the number of tourists and groups visiting our region has greatly decreased. If the situation would be stabilized, in that case tourism development would be restarted.

But we know that Transcarpathia is not Estern-Ukraine. However, foreigners are afraid of visiting our region. Tourism professionals decided to take measures to make Transcarpathia attractive. In order to act vigorously, they decided to such an organization, that brings together tourism professionals. Therefore, they established the Transcarpathian Hungarian Tourism Council.

Ildokó Orosz, the head of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, welcomed the participants and emphasized the tourism courses of the institute. Continue reading

Folk Artists, craftsmen, traditionalists

KatalogWhat we can do with a publication containing 140 Transcarpathian and 25 folk artists and craftsmen from the neighbouring Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county? If we look at the practical side, the catalog – where the address and contact for each person is stated – can help the organizers of various events to find easily and quickly the required craftsman.

It will be easier for those, who would like to buy gifts, decorative or household items from craftsmen. Needless to say, it is good for those resellers, who are interested in the same theme, but mostly the wide variety of those, who insist on unique items made by folk artists and craftsmen.

We would like to draw the public’s attention to craft traditions of Transcarpathia and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county  - said József Tarpai, the head of the Ukrainian-Hungarian Regional Development Centre  at the presentation of the trilingual publication  (Ukranian, Hungarian, English). Continue reading

Transcarpathian craftsmen participated at the 13th Szenkeparti Fair

PenyigeThe 13th Szenkeparti Fair was held at Sunday in Penyige, which was visited by a number of participants and visitors, as well 15 Transcarpathian craftsmen within the project titled „Promotion of folk-arts and handicrafts in Carpathian Euroregion HUSKROUA/1101/163”.

The main objective of the project implemented by the Ukrainian-Hungarian Regional Development Centre and the Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County Village Tourism Association is to return to the values of local folk-arts,  and to increase their role as an important part of life in the region. Continue reading