For the first time, Varaždin County is financing tourism projects with grants

first_img“A month ago, we presented the results in the tourism of our County and in the assessment of the situation we clearly emphasized that the biggest problem in exploiting the tourist potential of our County is the lack of accommodation capacity. That is why the County, in cooperation with the Tourist Board, has designed a unique project Holiday Home with a story whose goal is to increase the number of nights, extend the season, register new accommodation and improve the tourist quality of service. On that occasion, we also presented our strategic EU projects in this regard, the Spinal Center in Varaždinske Toplice in the segment of health tourism, the renovation of Minerva and two other tourist projects Konstantinov dom and Lovrinja Kupelj. All these projects are in certain stages of implementation”, Said Martinčević. Varaždin County has announced a public call for grants in tourism for 2019, and the call was presented by Natalija Martinčević, President of the Tourist Board of Varaždin County, Miran Bojanić Morandini, Director of the Tourist Board of Varaždin County and Mladen Jakopović, Head of the Administrative Department for Economy, Finance and European affairs of Varaždin County. HRK 1.000.000,00 provided in the budget of Varaždin County The tender is open from February 26 to March 28 this year, and the County will co-finance up to a maximum of 50% of the total eligible costs, with a minimum co-financing of HRK 3.000,00, while the maximum amount is up to HRK 30.000,00, excluding VAT , with the proviso that the maximum amount will depend on the number of applications received and the number of application points earned. Miran Bojanic Morandini, Natalija Martincevic, Mladen Jakopoviccenter_img “It is important to point out that holiday homes with a story have proven to be the fastest growing part of our tourist offer. This is the first time that the County finances projects in tourism on the basis of direct grants and that according to the number of those who have already inquired and come to lectures organized by our Tourist Board, we realized that this project will be very well received. Through holiday homes, we connect and promote all our valuable family farms, we promote Varaždin pumpkin oil, which we have branded and which we present at all important events.” In his address, Miran Bojanić Morandini stated that the County is implementing a number of projects in the field of tourism and stressed the importance of increasing accommodation capacity. “It is important to point out that holiday homes with a story have proven to be the fastest growing part of our tourist offer. This is the first time that the County finances projects in tourism on the basis of direct grants and that according to the number of those who have already inquired and come to lectures organized by our Tourist Board, we realized that this project will be very well received. Through holiday homes we connect and promote all our valuable family farms, we promote Varaždin pumpkin oil, which we have branded and which we present at all important events.”, Said Bojanic to Morandini and expressed hope that the accommodation capacities will increase with this project. Mladen Jakopović explained that the financial resources for the allocation of aid of a total of one million kuna were provided in the budget of Varaždin County. “The submitted applications will be considered by the Commission for the implementation of the Public Call for Grants in Tourism and determine whether they meet the formal requirements of this Public Call. Eligible costs are minor construction and earthworks – up to 25% of the total value of the applied project, investments in the cycling offer (eg: bicycle rack, information corner, bicycle storage, tools for basic bicycle repairs, bicycle washing place and other similar investments, which have their foothold in the standard for the development of cycling tourism offer and services in Varaždin County called Cyclist Welcome Quality standard, arrangement and equipment of the facility, and printing of promotional materials – up to 10% of the total value of the applied project”, Concluded Jakopović.last_img

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