International Center for Caucasus Tourism
From 2007 non-governmental, non-profitable organization, NGO, International Center for Caucasus Tourism ( ICCT) is focused upon sustainable tourism promotion and development to reduce poverty and forced migration in Georgia. ICCT provides rural ( especially, in mountain areas) population with training devoted to sustainable tourism opportunities to improve capacity with followed employment in the tourism industry. ICCT trains motivated people who’d like to become an entrepreneur and manage a private business in the community they belong to. ICCT is a GEF member and pays the considerable attention to ecotourism also. From 2013 ICCT creates and implements the projects funded by EU in the frameworks of BSB CBC and EaPTC.
Successful stories about the achievements gained are disseminated at partners’ websites and FB pages.
Recently ICCT in partnership with NGOC from Armenia opens the Cycle and Rural Tourism Camp Base near a picturesque mountain resort Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, Georgia. 10 cyclists – the participants of International Tour Armenia – Georgia were hosted by local communities resided around the Camp Base. ICCT is about to enhance the knowledge and experience accrued through the project which is in the drafting state to be submitted to BSB CBC ENPI, 1st Call 2014-2020. We have close relations with various companies and Institution which are busy with sustainable rural tourism.