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Holiday home investment for Russian tourists
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to begin cooperation with Russian partners in order to make Russian tourists into year-round customers at the farm of Pakarinen. The farm is located on the shore of the Koli´s Savilahti. Customers can utilize the services in the areas close by, such as the Gate of Koli and tourist services in Nunnanlahti. One holiday apartment already existed on the farm at the time of the application and the objective was to create an entity of three apartments. With the project, services of the company were going to be increased and bettered, in order to serve a large amount of customers from the Republic of Karelia. In the tourist industry, the entrepreneurs had especially invested into the quality and producing of programme services. The, at the time, only holiday apartment was spacious and well equipped, and the satisfaction of tourists was ensured with the offering of different programme services, such as fishing, hunting and snow mobile services. Objective was to hire a, in the beginning part-time and later on full-time, employee to the farm. The marketing of the company´s services was taken care by the Tourist Marketing of North Karelia. Applicant was also involved in the ”Syötä vierasta sanoilla, kunnes keitto kerkiävi”-Interreg II Karelia project. With the project, the connections of the company and their marketing to Russian customers and travel agencies were going to be expanded.

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Basic information


Holiday home investment for Russian tourists


1999-01-01 - 2001-05-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

139 927 € / 24 908 €

Lead partner

Pauli Pakarinen
Lead partner web-site