CROSSDEV held first press tour on Palestinian Heritage Trail new segment
May 19, 2021
A guided familiarization trip for local and international journalists and media representatives was held in Hebron surrounding villages last month with six different news agencies participating in the activity. The trip was organised in the framework of the EU-funded CROSSDEV project.
It was designed to promote the project and the touristic attractiveness of the interested communities/areas and increase visibility among local and international media. Palestinian and international journalists were invited to see the Palestinian Heritage Trail as a relevant touristic product and to discover the 50 km new segment of the trail that is being developed as part of the project, as well as to meet different stakeholders from the involved local communities.
The objective of the CROSSDEV project is to contribute to the economic and social development in Mediterranean. It is co-funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme. CROSSDEV strengthens and enhances sustainable tourism practices, emphasizing common heritage and resources. Specifically, the project intends to increase touristic competitiveness and attractiveness of less-known destinations and rural/depressed areas, adopting the Cultural Routes concept in selected areas of 4 countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.