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Pilgrimage experiences in the border area

Within the framework of the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Program, the project SKHU / WETA / 1901 / 1.1 / 029 Pilgrimage Experiences in the Border Region entered the implementation phase on 1 May 2020, in which the cooperating partners are the Municipality of Palást and Mária Út Public Benefit Association.

The settlements of the region, as well as Mária Út Association as partners, have set the goal of developing pilgrimage routes, which can only be realized in cross-border cooperation, as it is based on common environmental conditions, cultural and religious traditions and heritage.

The aim of the project is to compile route offers, tourist packages for pilgrims and active tourists, as well as to organize and implement events in response to the needs of the region.

Through the developments, a real tourism offer will be created on the basis of the existing services, we want to increase the number of visitors to the area by promoting the compiled package offers, using appropriate marketing tools, and with the growing demand for services the development will have a beneficial effect on the local economy as well.

The quantifiable results of the project include the survey and recording of the recommended routes, the register of service providers, the compilation of a database, the tour offers compiled during the promotional activities, and the events organized within the framework of the project. These products provide information and experiences for both pilgrims arriving in the area and those planning to visit, and serve to increase the tourism potential of the area.

Mária Út Association and the Municipality of Palást have been trying to create suitable conditions for many years in order to increase the number of visitors in the area with excellent environmental conditions (Börzsöny and Ipoly area), cultural and religious heritage (built heritage, shrines, notable events), by exploiting the potential of these attractions so that the area’s pilgrimage tourism offer could become a real tourist attraction.


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