The Project aimed primarily at structuring a management model for sustainable tourism for which public and private sectors work together and developing and implementing a settlement master plan. The historic sites, streets and buildings of the city were renovated through the Revitalisation of History in Şanlıurfa Project. Existing buildings were functionalized through environmental planning. The project involves the protection of Göbeklitepe's archaeological site to be included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List and also includes the excavation site to be covered with a coat and a site management plan to be developed.
With the implementation of an effective destination management model and management structure, the project aimed to increase the number of tourists visiting the city. Intensive promotional and informative activities were carried out in addition to developing a platform for all tourism projects, designing walking routes for tourists, facilitating access to touristic centres and museums, branding and marketing activities. The first steps of organising an international archaeology conference and an annual festival were taken with this project. With this project, Şanlıurfa is becoming an attractive destination for all to visit throughout 12 months.
Human resources capacity in the tourism sector is developed with various training to enhance the service quality of the industry.
|Project Budget||Project Owner||Implementation Area||Detail Information|
|9.6 Million Euro||Karacadağ Development Agency||Şanlıurfa||www.visiturfa.com|