Bridges Project is the next step of development after the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) project. BSSRC linked Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia with a 4,000 kilometer travel trail following the exotic and splendiferous silk road of lore. Multi-language information panels complement the free smartphone App that traces the trail with GPS guidance, maps and rich content, as well as connections to over 700 local tour service providers.

This project is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of AMAP Human Development NGO and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Project Goals: 

  • Inventory regional tourism experiences.

To attract international tourists, this extraordinary area, rich in history and culture, must be dynamically advertised to convey the potential for discovery, emotion and passion that awaits the tourist seeking a life less ordinary. To achieve that, we will catalogue Tourism Experiences.

  • Foster cross-border cooperation between tour operators.

AMAP and EkP will work with regional partners to establish a new tour operator association: TATON (Turkish-Armenian Tour Operator Network). We will promote its growth through direct contact, regional Discovery Tours, and a dedicated, online Professional Social Network.

  • Promote the region to the international traveller.

Our web magazine, on-line newsletters, and social media marketing will provide new and exciting information for tour operators and tourists alike. We will host a special Discovery Tour for international photojournalists and travel writers. Their articles in popular, internationally-read publications and blogs will further market the region as a one-of-a-kind destination spot.

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