As part of our Western Balkans Adventure Travel Webinar Series, this month's webinar - Slow Food Development in the Balkans - will air on Thursday, August 31 at 9:30 a.m. EST (3:30 p.m. CET). As always listeners are invited to ask questions and chime in.
Few things get to the heart of authentic travel like food. In the Westerns Balkans, nothing is more important than the pride shown for the pure ingredients grown in every corner of this beautiful stretch of Southeastern Europe. The great news: Tourism experts and foodies have begun to take notice and are making Slow Food a key ingredient in travel offers.
In this session, we’ll speak with two Balkan Slow Food experts about why this region is such an ideal spot for gourmands and how tourism operators can learn more. Both of this week’s guests are food activists and ardent promoters of small-scale producers and sustainability. Gordana Radovanovic, from Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the Slow Food Trebinje, Hercegovina, Convivium leader. Nikolce Nikolovski, from Bitola, Macedonia, is the national coordinator of Slow Food in Macedonia. Alex Crevar, who has covered the Balkans (The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler) as a travel journalist for 20 years, moderates the series and tackles topics of interest to the adventure travel industry—for both professionals and travelers.
The session is free and will be archived. Once registered, you can check back in and watch the video below. If you would like to leave comments via YouTube, you can do so at the following link. The presentation can be found here.
The Western Balkans has become Europe's adventure playground. National Geographic Traveler named the Via Dinarica hiking trail, which runs through the middle of the region, one of its "Best of the World" destinations for 2017. The trail links and traverses Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia. In response to this energy and excitement, we invite all those interested to partipcate in our Western Balkans Adventure Travel Webinar Series.
The monthly series is brought to you by the Via Dinarica Alliance, a cross-border cooperative of companies in the Western Balkans committed to strengthening the region’s sustainability through responsible tourism. The series is hosted by Balkanvibe, the premier booking website for travel in the Balkans, offering the widest range of tours for the region as well as a seamless booking and credit-card payment system. The series is supported by the USAID/REG project.
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