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EuroRural Tourism: a network of rural development organisations actively involved in their regions, all ready to welcome you!

Behind every EuroRural Tourism holiday product is a partnership between farmers, accommodation providers, café and restaurant-owners, craft makers, tour guides, local historians and heritage associations. These people are the lifeblood of the local community and they have teamed up to welcome you and give you a unique insight into the realities of the local community and people’s everyday lives which goes far beyond simple folklore.

 

The Union APARE-CME (France)

The Union APARE-CMEcme cThe Union APARE-CME is an association with nearly 40 years’ experience in protecting, enhancing and promoting natural and cultural heritage in Provence, based in Isle sur la Sorgue, in the Luberon.

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The Syndicat Mixte d’Amenagement et d’Equipement du Mont Ventoux (France)

smaemv ppnr logoThe Syndicat Mixte d’Amenagement et d’Equipement du Mont Ventoux is a cooperative association working to support 43 town and village councils and the lead partner for the Mont Ventoux UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserve and the future Mont Ventoux regional nature park.

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Eurolocal Mallorca (Spain)

Eurolocal Mallorca (Spain)Eurolocal Mallorca (Spain): the local development agency for Mallorca Island Council and the Municipality of Palma de Mallorca. (France): a cooperative association working to support 43 town and village councils and the lead partner for the Mont Ventoux UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserve and the future Mont Ventoux regional nature park.

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Lamoro Development Agency (Italy)

Lamoro Development Agency (Italy)Lamoro Development Agency is a local development company for the area of Langhe, Monferrato and Roero in the Southern Piedmont, supported by 50 local municipalities and chambers of commerce.

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Odysseia-In (Bulgaria)

Odysseia-In (Bulgaria)Odysseia-In is a tourism company and pioneer of eco-tourism in Bulgaria with widespread involvement in sustainably developing natural and cultural resources for tourism in rural areas.

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Southern Uplands Partnership (Scotland)

Southern Uplands Partnership (Scotland)Southern Uplands Partnership (Scotland): a local development NGO whose mission is to sustain employment and rural communities in the South of Scotland.

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Udruga Brac, (Brac, Croatia)

Udruga Brac, (Brac, Croatia)Udruga Brac is a cultural association fuelled by a passion for Brac’s island heritage and promoting it as part of wider socio-economic development on the island.

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Ol-Kis Olympus-Kissavos (Greece)

Ol-Kis, (Olympus-Kissavos, Greece)Ol-Kis (Olympus-Kissavos) is a network of tourism businesses working to develop tourism, build capacity and promote the area of Kissavos and Mount Olympus.

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The Experts of EuroRural Tourism

All these organisations and individuals behind them have been working to offer you the chance to really discover their regions. They have teamed up with established tourism businesses to market their holidays for them. La Balaguère, a large French tour operator with an international reputation in walking holidays, has provided support to the local partners, along with contributions and guidance from a team of independent tourism experts.

spirito2Pierre SPIRITO, Rural tourism expert, appointed by French Ministry of Cooperation 
Former general Manager of Lozere Tourist Board (1992-2014)
Former general Manager of Lozere Development Company -SELO- (1992-2014)

Contact: p.spirito[a]wanadoo.fr

 

 

Mr. Lubomir resizedLubomir POPIORDANOV, creator of responsible holidays
Founder and President of the Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism (BAAT), 
CEO of "Odysseia-in"

Contact: lpopiordanov[a]gmail.com

 

 

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Marc Neveux, tourism company director for 22 years 
Operating a dozen holiday complexes, hotels and campsites.
After transferring shares in the company to his employees in 2013, he is now a tourism consultant, specialising in management and support for development projects.

Contact: m.neveux84[a]gmail.com

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