Certificates for B&B’s in Uzundere, Erzurum

May 18, 2011

Between 12-17 May 2011 “Home Pansions on-the-job Trainings” and “Personal Development Seminars” were held in Uzundere district of Erzurum for the families who converted or wish to convert their houses into B&Bs. At the end of the trainings, following the written and applied tests 27 participants achieved their “Certificate of Achievement” from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Since 2007, Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP-DATUR)* has created capacities in the field of bed and breakfast and daily tourism businesses. Coruh Valley has doubled its number of accomodation facilities. The number reached to 50 where Uzundere became a new destination. In Uzundere there were none facility in 2007, now there are 6 B&Bs (home pansions) and 2 small-sized hotels reaching a total of 85 bed capacity.

After achievement of their certificates, the owners of the pansions and daily tourism businesses concentrated on the trainings of local cusine. The receipees unique to the region were collected and experimented by the local women and one of the gurmes of Turkey, under the scope of TDEAP. After completion of the trainings which will be held on August and September 2011 everyone will have the chance to enjoy the special taste of local food in all home pansions and daily tourism businesses.

*TDEAP jointly executed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Culture and Tourism and EFES Company since April 2007, aims to contribute to the living standard of local people by improving tourism activities in the Coruh Valley.
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