EU Supports Tourism Development In Park Of Nature “Tajan”

THE 12th ZAVIDOVIĆI MOUNTAIN BIKE (MBT) RACE “TAJAN” 2012 HELD ON SATURDAY 9 JUNE WITH PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL PARTS OF BIH

The Park of nature “Tajan” in Zavidovici is becoming more and more attractive, not only for tourists, but also for people who like sport and adrenaline competitions.

One of such events was held on Saturday 9 June in a form of MBT and bicycle race. The races are a part of series of sport events organised under the EU funded project “TAJAN – Tourism, Adventure, Joy, Attractions, Nature” to contribute to high visibility and promotion of the Nature Park Tajan not only amongst tourists from BiH and abroad, but also amongst people who like sport and among different sport clubs.

About 60 participants came from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Zenica, Maglaj, Zavidovici, Banja Luka, Bihac, Doboj, Modrica, Tuzla etc.) and they competed in sports sprit, with good results and no injuries.

The implementation of such promotional events within the project represents a starting point for further activities in development of the outdoor tourism in Tajan, which will further make an impact on improving the competitiveness of this destination. The event shows that “Tajan” has already become a visible destination for the adventure tourism.

The main idea of the project TAJAN is to offer a natural site of Park of nature “Tajan” as a tourist product to the market, combining three main sets of activities: Tourist infrastructure development, Coordination and development of human resources, marketing and promotion. A combination of training and development of infrastructure, marketing activities with promotional events, will contribute to establishment and development of “Tajan” as a tourist destination. The total amount of the project is 468 000 EUR, out of which the European Union provides funding in amount 350 000 EUR via Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).