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Holiday and education house Ronkaala
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

With the help of the project, the old main building of the Ronkaala farm was going to be renovated into accommodation and education facilities. The number of Russian tourists in Sotkamo had been growing increasingly in the latter half of the 1990s and they were using incidental services more than other tourists were. The Russian tourists appreciated the safety about Finland and Sotkamo the most. Most of the Russian tourists at the time were travelling with their families, but also the demand for company and training services was in exponential growth. In order to cope with that demand for the services, the Vacation and Education Eouse Ronkaala had been supplementing their services with the tourist services of Sotkamo-Vuokatti. The bottleneck for the increasing of the tourism in Sotkamo had been the low capacity of accommodation spaces, especially during the holiday seasons. The Vacation and Education House Ronkaala was going also to be under the transmission of the Vuokatti Tourist Centre Ltd. and the joint marketing towards Russia of the area.

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Basic information


Holiday and education house Ronkaala


1999-01-22 - 2000-06-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

100 908 € / 15 136 €

Lead partner

Mustonen Pertti
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