With the first group of 15 young people from Silistra District and Calarasi County, the demonstration trips were launched, which go along the tourist routes related to the heritage of the Danube fishing communities and are designed under the MEMEOFISH project.
The tourist routes are the author’s work of the Rousse Regional Museum of History, a partner in the project. They are integrated tourist products as they include sites from Bulgaria and Romania within the same trip. They were designed to highlight the tourist potential of five pairs of settlements from the Romania-Bulgaria cross-border area, whose fisheries heritage was explored at the beginning of the project through a unique audiovisual study. Three types of tourist routes have been created for each of the five pairs of settlements – for large groups, for young people and for family tourism, which will be tested through three demonstration trips within the project.
The first trip for young people from Bulgaria and Romania is organized by the partner NGO Parallel-Silistra. The participants will explore the historical sites in the Silistra-Calarasi region and will get acquainted with the preserved fishing traditions in Tutrakan and Chocanesti. A rowing hike and photo safaris are also organized for them.
The next two trips – for a large group and for family tourism – will be held later this fall, organized by Romanian partners Access and FLAG Dunara Călăraheana. Both Bulgarians and Romanians will be included in each of them.
Hiking trails, along with audiovisual materials for their promotion, will soon be posted on the project site for free use by anyone interested in conservation tourism and communicating with the heritage of fisheries communities.
Promotional trips are part of the project “MEMOFISH. Memory and the future. Stories about the Danube Civilization”, run by five organizations with a leading partner, the Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the financial support of the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria program.