National Strategy for sustainable development of tourism 2009-2013 and Action Plan 2009-2013
Definition of cultural value in the instrument
Ministry of Culture, Regional Governors, municipalities, tourism associations, tourism info centres and non-governmental organisations.
Instruments helps to safeguard and further improve the quality of tourist resources including cultural heritage. Instrument aims to promote the development of rural tourism by drafting a Programme and Plan for development of rural tourism and supports tourist products involving crafts, traditions and customs, festivities and folklore in rural areas. Provides development of cultural tourism by drafting of a Programme and Plan for development of cultural tourism, including a programme for modern development and tourist adaptation of museums and galleries. It orders to draft a document for the legal regulation of the so called 'thematic tourism' (ethnographic parks, and open-air complexes, parks for the Thracians, Slavs, etc.) The instrument calls for the development of methodology for transferring cultural heritage into finished tourist products.
This instrument only defines priority measures and actions to be implemented in support of tourism but does not provide for particular targeted funding. Instead, it refers to general national operational programmes for regional development, for the development of rural areas, for transport and the environmental OP.