Welcome to the website of the project
"FAIRTOUR-Elaboration of a Plan and Implementation of Activities for
the Promotion of Socially Equal Tourism "
The Project FAIRTOUR-Elaboration of a Plan and Implementation
of Activities for the Promotion of Socially Equal Tourism concerns the development
of the tourism sector in Syria and Lebanon. Its main activities consist in the
implementation of preparatory actions pertinent to a development model for tourism
in the two countries, as well as the identification and proposal of policy recommendations
for boosting future integrated tourism development in the wider region.
More specifically, the aim of the project is
to study the tourism industry in general, i.e. infrastructure (inclusive of
the general and specific legal framework), resources and outlook of the industry
in the two interesting Mediterranean countries of the Middle East, which wish
to stimulate their tourist inflows.
The project activities are tailored to consider any socio-economic, geographical
and general political intelligence about these two countries, in order to put
forward practical suggestions for a balanced, environment-friendly, socially acceptable
and sustainable tourism development, which will benefit their economies, as well
as general stability in the region. This is in line with what the Global Code
of Ethics for Tourism (article 1) describes as the foundation of 'tourism's contribution
to mutual understanding and respect between peoples and societies.
In putting forward realistic suggestions, it
is important to take into account the global experience in tourism development
(in general) and that of Greece (in particular). Since Syria, Lebanon and Greece
have several attributes in common, a comparative study of tourism parameters
based on the Greek tourism development standards is both interesting and constructive.
The project activities have been coordinated by the Centre for European Constitutional
Law, in cooperation with the local partners Fund for Integrated Rural Development
in Syria (FIRDOS) and Lebanese Environment Forum
The total of the project activities have been funded by the Hellenic Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Duration - Location - Languages
The project has had an overall duration of 12
The project activities have been implemented in Athens, Beirut and Damascus.
The languages of the project are English, Arab and Greek.