We are happy to announce that the "Black Sea Silk Road Corridor" has received the award for "Best Cross Border Project 2015" in the category of Tourism at Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress that took place in Lublin on 1-3 October, 2015.
Just to remind, the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor is an ambitious 3,000 kilometer-long tourist trail that starts in Thessaloniki, Greece and ends in Meghri, Armenia.
Back in 2012 the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds forged a partnership with the AMAP Human Development NGO which initiated this cross-border effort and joined an alliance with the Economists' Association in Turkey, the European Regional Framework for Co-operation (ERFC) in Greece and Tadzreli Foundation in Georgia to create a new type of 21st century tourism, which includes over 150 marked sites in 173 communities, an accompanying web portal and social technologies (six smartphone applications) to promote tourism in rural communities.
In Armenia, 11 out of 43 sites are marked as nature sites offering excellent opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, trekking and other adventure tourism as nature reserves and other biodiversity hotspots surround many of these unvisited destinations.
Apart from the web portal, you may also find the application of the project on Google Play Store!
Download and explore the #BlackSeaSilkRoad, the 3,000 kilometers of GPS guidance, incredible content and tour services on little APP!
Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds extends warm congratulations to AMAP Human Development NGO. We believe that this award is only the begining and the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor project will be highly appreciated by the many other organisations and institutions as well.