Swedish environmental specialists studied possibilities of nature tourism at Lake Peipsi in Estonia
Monday, July 31, 2006
(TARTU, ESTONIA)--From July 26 to July 30 within the framework of the BIRD project, Swedish environmental specialists took a study trip to Estonia in order to familiarise themselves with the initiative of entrepreneurs of nature tourism in Estonia.
According to Kärt Leppik, organiser of the study trip and project manager of the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, one of the aims of the trip was to prepare for the training of tourism entrepreneurs which is due in autumn of this year. During the study trip, participants familiarised themselves with tourism entrepreneurs from the Peipsi district and South-Estonia, with local environmental education centres and nature reserves.
According to Kärt Leppik, the Swedes were fascinated by the cooperation network between tourist farms which they saw in Hurmiorg, Põlva county, where different entrepreneurs offer tourists various recreations. "For instance, tourists can partake in various kinds of farmwork," said Leppik.
Additional information: Kärt Leppik, project manager of the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, 52 13 754, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release compiled by: Kristina Kurm, public relations specialist for the Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, 53 315 313, email@example.com