Faralya Nature Tourism Development Society FARDER, has submitted a project for the gelecekturizmde grant program, funded by Anadolu Efes and managed by the Culture and Tourism Ministry and UNDP.  The title of the project is Faralya – Yediburun – Eco-tourism Development project, and it concerns spreading the good practises developed in Faralya along the Lycian…

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Click to read the full press release in pdf format. PRESS RELEASE Certifying and Promoting a Cultural Route Between Europe and Turkey Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS), an NGO that was founded to develop, maintain and promote cultural routes in Turkey, is preparing to apply to the Council of Europe to obtain certification for the…

The Forestry Ministry and National Parks management held a 2-day eco-tourism conference at the Maritime Pine hotel in Belek on 9th-10th April. Also invited were several university professors with expertise in tourism, geography… etc, as well as the representatives of several NGO’s – of these, the WWF was represented by Eray Çağlayan, Doğa Koruma Merkezi…

The Management committee met in Impact Hub, Istanbul, on 11th January. As well as the current updates on the society’s activities, upcoming EU projects were also evaluated with the participation of the trail representatives who are likely to get involved. One of these projects is the continuation of our previous EU project named ‘Europe to…

  A comprehensive training targeting various groups and professional disciplines was held in Antakya between 21-24 February within the scope of ‘the KORU Project’. The project is carried out in Mardin and Antakya by the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in cooperation with Edinburgh World Heritage , supported by the British Council under the Cultural Conservation Fund….

At the annual conference of the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Görlitz, the Council of Europe announced the ongoing programme to promote the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in four different regions of eastern and south-eastern Europe. These are: Baltic Sea; Danube Basin; Alpine and Adriatic – Ionian areas. The last group,  also…

World Trails Network Magazine Issue No.4 is released! You can find the following articles in this issue: “Discovering Old Roads For New Trails In Turkey” words by Kevin de Sousa “Lycian Way Trails Projects Promote Community Improvement” words by Kate Clow & Hüseyin Eryurt. Click to read more articles about international trails such as; Camino de…

The first annual Demre-Kekova Outdoor and Nomad Cuisine Festival was organized in Kapaklı Village on October 27-29th, with the leadership of Kapaklı-Hoyran Culture Tourism and Development Society.  On the opening day, protocol and village residents and tourists were present. Each day represented a different focus: hiking, canoeing (including a boat tour) and a bicycle tour….

On October 7-8th, the opening ceremony of Miyagi Olle was held in Miyagi Prefecture in the North of Japan. In addition to two sections, 20 kms in total, eight more sections will be added in coming years. The project aims to help local people recover from the 2011 tsunami disaster by creating a sustainable tourism…