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Accessible tourism in Rila Mountain - Bulgaria

Country
Bulgaria
Scope of application
Tourism
Type of organisation
Public administration
Organisation responsible
Municipality of Rila

This project is the first of its kind, as a Bulgarian Municipality introduces accessible tourism as a specialised tourist product and as an opportunity to create additional employment in tourism. It provides opportunities for two vulnerable social groups (disabled and unemployed people) and simultaneously develops tourism in the Municipality of Rila.

The Municipality of Rila offers its services to make tourism in its territory accessible, by providing specially trained assistants. Tourists with disabilities who would like to visit the sights in Rila can now choose and book a personal assistance guide via a website especially created for this service. The thirty personal assistance guides have been trained for this purpose, and had been economically inactive and unemployed before. As part of their training, the guides have received thorough preparation to work as personal guides and assistants for tourists with special needs.

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