Lithuania and Latvia have been very well known in Europe and outside it, for the countries’ historic paths and their cultural heritage objects, (especially, e.g., centuries-old-mansions), natural surroundings which have been altered very little in recent times, the countries’ resorts, and many other things which are very much valid for the concerned project.
For over 20 years both Baltic countries have been demonstrating a huge interest in tourism and recently – also in eco-tourism. The project idea was developed with the purpose to more widely communicate the countries’ long-reaching goals in tourism in general by exploring the available and developing some new initiatives to protect the cultural objects which have been currently used by hotels, restaurants and various other leisure initiators.
In the course of implementation of numerous project activities (meetings, seminars, discussions, a conference, communication/dissemination activities, etc.), an eco-sign will for hotels and restaurants placed in cultural heritage objects in Latvia and Lithuania will be developed. Some 20 hotels and restaurants (mostly operating in two capital cities – Riga and Vilnius) will be actively involved in the project from its launch. Later other interested institutions or organizations will be invited to share their views, suggestions, and to explore possible advantages when joining the “circle” of sustainability-oriented hotels and restaurants.
The project began in April 2017, and will be finished in September 2018.
Two partner organizations have been the major implementers of the project: Latvian (PP), and Lithuanian (LP) associations of hotels and restaurants.
It is expected that the project in the long run will:
- Contribute to increasing the number of tourists and their visit duration to eco-sign hotels and restaurants;
- The newly introduced eco sign will raise the standards for restaurants and hotels in the cultural heritage area who will have to adapt “green technologies” and to comply with strict other environmental requirements;
- Promote the protection of heritage objects;
- Promote local culture and products;
- Will in different ways benefit the hotel and restaurant consumers, and
- Undoubtedly increase the countries’ competitive advantage.
Project partner contacts:
un restorānu asociācija
of Hotels and Restaurants
A.Čaka iela 55-228, Rīga, LV1011
Vytenio g. 9, 03113 Vilnius Lithuania
Mobile phone +371-686-51148
El. paštas: email@example.com
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Project „Joint eco sign for Lithuania‘s and Latvia‘s restaurants and hotels in cultural objects“, Nr. LLI-064 (JESLL). The project is carried out according to the Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting. The amount of project ERDF support is EUR 43437.27. The total budget is EUR 51102.67. Leading partner- Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Project Partner - Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association.
This press release has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The content of this press release is the sole responsibility of Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.