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From nature photography to a program service product II
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The applying company is based in Vartius, in the Municipality of Kuhmo, and it is specialized in the organizing of photosafaris and related training. Meetings, events, as well as food and accommodation services are organized for small special groups. The objective of the first phase of the project was to renovate the building needed in the operation of the company, while in the second phase the comfort and service level of the nature and wilderness service products selling company (which was established by the applicant) were going to be increased. Firstly, the removable and demands meeting filming booths were going to be constructed, which was going to make the organizing of the nature tours possible from the view point of the customers. In addition, the garden of the travel centre was going to be renovated, parking spots for cars constructed and the driveway and the road to the main road renovated. The garden was also going to be lightened. Compost and bins, electronically operated car heaters, furniture to the garden, as well as the wharf were going to increase the comfort of the customers. The marketing of the company was going to be bettered with signs and guides on the side of the road.

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Basic information


From nature photography to a program service product II


1999-06-01 - 2001-05-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

61 872 € / 10 932 €

Lead partner

Ari Sääski
Lead partner web-site