We aim to promote ecotourism - the
force that will contribute to a better
understanding of our natural and cultural heritage and will provide revenue
to the local community sufficient for people to value, and, therefore
to protect the environment as a source of income.
The Tourism in Mountain Regions - Influence on
Natural and Cultural Diversity international workshop was held in Yerevan,
Armenia 27-29 October 2003.
The workshop was organized by Armenian Ecotourism Association and supported by
the Tourism Development Department and the Ministry of Nature Protection,
Republic of Armenia.
The workshop was sponsored by the East East Program of
the Open Society Institute
Assistance Foundation - Armenia.
A total of 31 participants representing 9 countries
participated in the workshop.
The objective of the workshop was to summarize the experience of sustainable
tourism development in the Caucasian countries and enrich it with successful
experience from other CIS countries and Eastern European countries, thus
prepare a basis for establishing the regional strategy of tourism sustainable