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Palokartano Ky: operational development project
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to develop the services of the tourism industry in Kuhmo. The applicants purchased a former school in Paloniemi, which had been renovated for tourist use. The tourism and hospitality business was launched after the completion of renovations in early 1999. In the vicinity of Poloniemi there are excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. The company has facilities to accommodate 34 people in separate studios for up to 4 people. Other spaces can also be used. In addition, there is a residential rental apartment in the building, which is currently being rented out to the customer on a long-term contract basis. The company was part of the Vuokatti Tourist Center LLC marketing campaign aimed at Russia. The company offers Russian groups and individual travelers an affordable vacation and stay in Kainuu and Kuhmo. The company was also featured in Kuhmo's travel publications and on the Internet. Sightseeing in Kuhmo is a variety of activities and tourism services in the wild. Tourism products include: accommodation and catering services, hunting and fishing, snowmobiling and skiing. The local hunting club is interested in cooperation in organizing hunting trips.

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Basic information


Palokartano Ky: operational development project


1998-11-01 - 2000-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

28 590 € / 5 718 €

Lead partner

Palokartano Ky, Kalevi ja Raija Pulkkinen
Lead partner web-site