On Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 at the “Palaiologina Mansion”, in the meeting of the round table, the Regional Network of the Kalavrita Pilot Region was established in the context of implementation of the European project “CI NOVATEC-Customer Intelligence for inNOVAtive Tourism Ecosystems” of the cooperation programme Interreg V-A Greece Italy 2014-2020.
The Region of Western Greece has designated three special pilot areas where Ancient Olympia, Kalavrita and Nafpaktos will gather the experience of the visitor.
CI-NOvatec project focuses on Local Tourism Clusters (LTCs), which consist of geographically concentrated SMEs, providing services to the same customer and may belong to various market sectors such as Tourism, Creative Industry, Agrofood, Commerce, Leisure, Transportation. The project will collect visitor data and applying Big Data Analysis in order to categorize, analyze and conceptualize them. The project introduces an innovative methodology for collecting data in order to facilitate entrepreneurial and policy decisions with the aim to enhance local Tourism Ecosystems.
The three pilot areas are particularly important tourist destinations and have therefore been selected in order to collect the experience of the visitor.
WITH THE SIGN OF STATUTE, WHAT IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO DO IN COMPARISON WITH THE PAST?
The contribution of the Regional Network is very important as it will act as a support network for the mobilization of the local Tourism Cooperatives of the pilot area, while the registered members will benefit from the following: improving and enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises, the administrative and organizational capacity of the people who have important roles and training members through scientific concentrations.
In each of the pilot areas, a cooperation statute will be signed in Round Table Meetings. The first in Ancient Olympia and the second in Kalavrita have already taken place, and in a short time it will also take place in Nafpaktos.
The meeting of the round table was attended by the Deputy Regional Governor of Regional Development and Entrepreneurship, the Municipality of Kalavrita, the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Kalavrita, the Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos, the Cave of the Lakes Canyon and the “ACHAIA DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SA”.
This initiative was supported by the Presidents of the Kalavrita Mountain Skiing Clubs, the Kalavrita Holocaust Victims Association, and other cultural associations as well as the hotel association.