The workshop is realized with the support of the International Visegrad Fund.
Ecotourism Workshop in Slovakia, Banská Štiavnica
September 18th – 20th, 2017
for local handicraft entrepreneurs and rural tourism actors
in the field of tourism development within the CARPATHIAN TOURISM project
(“CooperAtion of touRism for building PATHways through developIng HANdicraft workshops for tourist and rural TOURISM suppliers” project, V4)
Are you a local handicraft entrepreneur? Are you a rural tourism actor? Would you like to know how you can raise interest in your products? How can you raise awareness and increase the profit at the same time?
Join us to learn creative ways to “Share Your Story” and get the right tools to grow your tourism business!
If you would like to know more about the tourism market trends, to improve your marketing techniques, know more about the important touristic procedures and about what services are essential, apply for our free workshop until the 20th of August 2017!
This three-day event will provide community leaders, restaurant managers, guesthouse owners, artist, farmers, spring carriage riders, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other service providers with information on how to establish, finance, market and grow businesses based on eco-tourism and small business partnerships. Participants will come out with fresh marketing ideas, greater financial opportunities, and numerous new contacts.
Our workshop gives in particular, small businesses an opportunity to learn how to use their resources, talents and ideas to develop new products, increase their operational income and create new opportunities. This is a great chance for people to learn skills to successfully connect the rural destination to the visitor.
The project’s specific aim is to empower local entrepreneurs to improve their handicraft workshops as tourism services and to increase the quality and the visibility of other rural tourism initiatives. This will be done through our workshop, which will raise the knowledge of participants on tourism trends, social media and other marketing tools usage.
If you would like to apply for the workshop, please fill out this registration form until the 20th of August 2017.
The information will help us to understand better the current situation and the needs of your local area.
Please read the questions carefully and answer them completely as indicated.
Thank you very much for your participation!
The workshop will kick off on Monday afternoon with an educational module on tourism trends where the guest speaker will be a tourism expert from the Dynamic Tours travel agency, a key incoming tour operator in Hungary, since 1991. Tuesday’s sessions will give a chance to learn a variety of marketing skills from a professional marketing and social media expert. The workshop will wrap-up Wednesday with sessions giving attendees the opportunity to network and consult with our project experts.
Selection criteria and further information
Participation in the workshop is free of charge for 15 selected applicants providing rural tourism services. The event covers accommodation and meals for up to 10 participants and additionally the lunch and snacks during the workshops for up to another 5 local participants. In the selection process the secure knowledge of the English language will be considered as an advantage. Touristic services related to handicraft arts provided by applicants will also be considered as an advantage.
A block of rooms has been reserved and is waiting to welcome our participants at a local guesthouse in Banská Štiavnica.