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Tourism +55 (ROBG-436)

Friendly destinations for seniors +55

What’s the goal?

Project overall objective is to initiate development of tourism product designed for tourists aged 55+ in low season and set basis for promotion of such tourism product.

What’s the budget?

453,259.45 euro, out of which 385,270.52 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): Foundation “Phoenix – 21 century” (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3):Association “Regional partnerships for sustainable development – Vidin” (Bulgaria)


Start date: 01.09.2018

End date: 29.02.2020

Duration: 18 months


Dolj in Romania

Vidin and Montana in Bulgaria


  • Elaboration of needs assessment analysis on senior tourists preferences in BG and RO
  • Elaboration of Study on senior tourism development in Vidin, Montana and Dolj regions in BG and RO
  • Development of Strategy for development of senior tourism for business, public and civil sector
  • Organization of one Workshop in Vidin district for stakeholders in order to introduce them the benefits of development of senior tourism product in low season
  • Pilot testing of new product
  • Development of senior friendly web portal
  • Organization of info&publicity activities

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 integrated tourism products created,1 common strategy for valorising the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses.

Programme results: 480 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

The project is finalized, with the followings results achieved:

- The Study on Senior tourism development was elaborated;

-The Strategy for development of Senior tourism for business, public and civil sector was elaborated.

All these documents are available on their website:

The followings events were organized during the project implementation period:.

-A workshop for stakeholders;

- Pilot tour for seniors +55;

– Demo tour - Final promo conference in Falkovets;

- Final promo conference in Varshets;

- Final promo conference in Becharca.

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