The Carpathian Tourist Board
The Carpathian Tourist Board was founded by Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Transcarpathian Regional State Administrations together with private sector and local community in August 2001 under the support of TASIC Project "Support to local development and tourism in the Carpathian region of Ukraine". In 2003 Ternopil Regional State Administration became an associated member of the Carpathian Tourist Board.
The date of the official registration is August 6th, 2001.
Legal status - non-for-profit professional organisation.
As for June the 7th, 2005 about 130 tourist companies, educational institutions and cultural organisations are the active members of the Carpathian Tourist Board.
The main objective of the Board is to support tourism development in the Carpathian region, to promote the Carpathian region as holiday destination and to market the tourism of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Transcarpathian, Ternopil and Chernivtsi regions as a whole.
Among the main activities of the Carpathian Tourist Board at present there are the following:
co-ordination of regional efforts in tourism development;
analysis of development and activities of the tourist organisations;
organisation of the round-tables, seminars, conferences and meetings with the tourist companies of the region;
marketing of regional tourist resources;
monitoring of regional tourist industry;
elaboration of the tourist information centres network in the region
Elaboration of the green rural tourism system of marking and standartization
Edition and distribution of the brochures, maps, tourist guides, booklets on the tourist products.
Presenting the tour potential of the Carpathian region at the specialised international exhibitions and fairs
Creation of the regional tourist information database
During the period from its creation CTB has published first guides about the region in English, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian and German languages; tourist map of the region, posters and post-cards.
The region has been represented at more than 30 international fairs and tourist exhibition, among them - ITB-2002 (Berlin), ITB-2003 (Berlin), ITB-2004 (Berlin), MITT-2002 (Moscow), UITT-2002 (Kyiv), UITT-2003 (Kyiv), UITT-2004 (Kyiv), Ukraine-2001 (Kyiv), Ukraine-2002 (Kyiv), Ukraine-2003 (Kyiv), Ukraine-2004 (Kyiv), TourSalon-2002 (Poznan), TourSalon-2004 (Poznan), BIT-2004 (Milan), others.
In the year of 2003 the first tourist-information centre was founded in Ivano-Frankivsk and shortly after that - network of 4 such centres in Yaremche district of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, as a model for the whole region.
In 2002 the Carpathian Tourist Board was awarded with the Grand Prix of the State Tourist Administration of Ukraine in the nomination "Ukrainian Company that has contributed the most to the Development of Tourism in Ukraine".
During the last three years the Carpathian Tourist Board has implemented the following projects:
Action 1. Establishment of cooperation between public and private sector in Carpathian tourism development
Action 2. Edition of the tourist information guide about the Carpathian regionan of Ukraine
Action 3. Support to Polish-Ukrainian tourism cooperation development
Action 4. Forming informational environment of the Ivano-Frankivsk Region tourist industry through establishment of a regional tourist and information centre.
Action 5. Support to green rural tourism development.
Action 6. Support to green rural tourism development in several districts of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Action 7. Creating sustainable institutional environment for opening new sustainable development perspectives in Yaremche microregion rural communities through tourism industry development.
Action 8. Support to Polish-Ukrainian cooperation initiatives.
Action 9. Support to business opportunity development for museums and cultural institutions in the Western Ukraine.
Carpathian Tourist Board,
non-for-profit professional organization
Grushevskogo Str., 21, Ivano-Frankivsk, 76004,
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