Experiencing the Pannonian Hospitality
The 2003–2004 Experiencing the Pannonian Hospitality project (tender: PHARE CBC Slovenia/Hungary for the 2011 programme year) resulted in a joint tourist offer and a new, common trademark uniting small service providers, as well as a network of promotion centres and a promotional video.
A Paradise for Cyclists
The 2005–2006 Paradise for Cyclists project (tender: Common Fund for Small Projects, Slovenia/Hungary, 2003) resulted in conducting a market research and analysis of the current cycling routes, viewing the good practices, drawing routes onto maps, creating promotional activities, placing sings for cyclists along the newly-mapped and drafted cycling routes in the Pomurje region and Hungary, and creating a map under a cycling routes brochure published in four languages.
Two Valleys by Bike – Carpe Diem
From 2006 to 2007, the Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Centre organized the third cross-border project called Two Valleys by Bike – Carpe Diem (tender: Interreg IVC Programme, IIIA Good Neighbourly Programme Slovenia/Hungary/Croatia, 2004–2006), which connected tourist service providers from the Pomurje and Porabje regions in terms of a new website, new map, cycling connections and rest stops, events that preserve folk traditions and cultural heritage, and much more.
Promotional material as a final product for tourists was also prepared as part of the project. The primary goal of the prepared promotional material was to inform travellers about the sites and interests in our region and enable them to have great time relaxing in our municipality and the region.
Experiencing the Pannonian Gastronomy
From 2009 to 2012, the Murska Sobota regional Chamber of Crafts and Small Businesses as the leading partner, together with other partners, i.e. the Society for the Promotion and Protection of the Prekmurje Cuisine and the Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Center on the Slovenian side, and the Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Vas municipality, the Zala municipality Wine Route Society, and the non-profit organization of Pannonian Local Products on the Hungarian side, successfully bided on the 1st public selecting projects in the framework of the 2007–2013 Slovenia/Hungary Operative Programme with the project called Experiencing the Pannonian Gastronomy.
With the successful bidding, 85% of the project was financed from the European Regional Development Fund and 10% from funds of the Republic of Slovenia. We financed 5% of the project value from our own resources.
The cross-border region offered its rich and specific culinary heritage in a traditional and modern way with domestic producers and growers included in the process, and visitors were also directed towards other attractions in the area.
Activities of the project The increase of quality in the gastronomic offer, top culinary offer of regional delicacies, development of common cross-border and new culinary products, and creation of new cross-border culinary map. Our target group included caterers who were prepared to raise their gastronomic quality and keep the quality level high.
Popularising the Rotunda in Selo
A cycle of three projects with the theme of cultural heritage, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture (JPR KD), was implemented from 2009 to 2011.
In the framework of Popularising the Rotunda in Selo project, the Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Centre in cooperation with Dr Janez Balažic published a brochure in four languages about the Romanesque rotunda, and organized a specialised lecture about the Romanesque architecture as well as the Local Cultural Heritage quiz for schoolchildren.
Popularising the Plečnik Church in Bogojina
In the framework of Popularising the Plečnik Church in Bogojina project, the Moravske Toplice Tourist information centre in cooperation with Dr. Damjan Prelovšek published a brochure in four languages about the Bogojina church, and organized a specialised lecture entitled Plečnik and Religious Art as well as the Plečnik in Prekmurje quiz for schoolchildren.
Popularising the Martjanci Church
In the framework of Popularising the Martjanci Church project, the Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Centre in cooperation with Dr. Janez Balažic organized a specialist field trip Along the Paths of Janez Akvila (Velemér-Turnišče-Martjanci-Bad Radkersburg) as well as the Janez Akvila and the Church of Martjanci quiz for schoolchildren.
This project concluded a three-year project cycle, reaching the originally set goal which was to popularize and promote the three most important sacral memorials in the municipality of Moravske Toplice.
Following the Paths of Moravske Toplice Heritage
In 2011, the Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Centre renamed a LEADER-fund financed project by the LAS Goričko 2011 local activity group into Following the Paths of Moravske Toplice Heritage and gave it the Green&blue acronym. The programme is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Europe Investing in Rural Areas. The 2007–2013 Programme of the Development of Rural Areas in the republic of Slovenia was managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment.
A new trademark of Moravske Toplice was created as part of the project, joining the natural and cultural sites of the Moravske Toplice municipality as a starting point for a unified visual market image and improved possibilities for further development in the area. At the time of creating the new trademark, two central promotion materials were released, i.e. an image catalogue of things to do in Moravske Toplice and the surrounding villages and a pocket map of the Moravske Toplice municipality, entitled Following the Paths of Moravske Toplice Heritage. With the purpose of promoting the new trademark, other small promotional materials were occasionally released, such as folders, bags, paper notepads and T-shirts. The Moravske Toplice Tourist Information Centre, who is the project promoter supported by the Municipality of Moravske Toplice as a partner, makes efforts to increase the recognisability and attractive character of Moravske Toplice and its surrounding area by means of the new trademark as well as carefully selected introductory and promotional materials.