EU-supported training in agritourism was organized for tourism operators in Khulo municipality

31 January – 2 February. Khulo–Representatives of 14 tourist companies from Tbilisi and Batumi participated in 2-day informational tour, organized in the frame of EU supported project “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality”. The main objectives of the tour were to promote Khulo municipality, as a winter tourist destination place and give information to representatives of tourist companies about existing tourist services and relevant infrastructure.

In the first day of the tour, ENPARD Khulo team has met the representatives of tourist companies and provided short information about the project and also, conducted and planned activities in tourism sector. The participants were also provided copies of Khulo tourist booklets (in English and Georgian languages), developed and printed within the framework of the project.

In the second day of the tour, participants visited Goderdzi resort, where they met with Nukri Paksadze,  Resort Administration official, who provided representatives of tourist companies with detailed information on the current situation and future plans in Goderdzi. The participants checked ski lifts and skiing tracks, as well as various services of the resort.

At the end of the tour, participants were provided with brief descriptions and contact information of guesthouses and other tourist service providers in Khulo Municipality.

According to Khulo Local Development Strategy, developed under the project, rural tourism is considered as one of the key priorities. Consequently, through the such activities, the project supports the development of tourism in the region, increasing the interest and awareness of tourist companies about tourism services in the municipality.

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: