Lakesperience – Explore the Nordic-Baltic lakes works with lake and nature tourism companies in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. Local product development workshops for various tourism service companies are being conducted in all partner regions during autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The workshops provide local lake tourism companies an opportunity to develop their services and marketing targeted to German tourists.

The first local workshop in Tampere gathered 20 companies from the Tampere region in November 2018. In the workshop the companies designed demos of 7-day cycling tours including boat, restaurant and accommodation services on the way. The work will continue on 6 February 2019 in the second local workshop.

In autumn 2019 the project provides the companies with an opportunity to take part in joint training and meetings with tour operators in Germany together with other project regions. During the study visit to Germany companies will learn from German market needs and network with other companies and German tour operators.

The Baltic Institute of Finland is the Lead Partner of Lakesperience. Other partners are Visit Tampere and Ecofellows Tampere (Finland), Visit Östergötland and County Administrative Board of Östergötland (Sweden), Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Cooperation (Estonia) and Burtnieku municipality (Latvia).

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