Traveling families, Occhiuto: “The Calabria Region invests 16 million in hotels also suitable for children”

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By John

A meeting took place today at the regional citadel of Catanzaro to illustrate the notices aimed at tourism businesses, developed and promoted by the Departments of tourism, territorial marketing, mobility and economic development and cultural attractors.

During the initiative, in which the general managers participated Maria Antonella Cauteruccio (tourism), Paolo Praticò (economic development), the manager of the hotel hospitality sector, Carmen Barbalace, the president of Fincalabra, Alessandro Zanfinothe hotel companies and the partnership in the sector, we focused more specifically on the Family hotel notice which, financed with 16 million euros from the Pr Calabria Fesr Fse+ 2021-2027, provides investments for the modernisation, adaptation and refunctionalization of hotel accommodation facilities, in order to achieve the minimum characteristics for the creation of facilities for families with children and infants to offer hospitality tailored to the needs of traveling families.

Calabria, precisely because of its natural conformation, presents itself as a destination suitable for the needs of all family members, whether it be exploring mountain landscapes or sunbathing on the fascinating beaches, or even discovering the small perched villages or tasting culinary delights.

Therefore, for the President of the Region, Roberto Occhiuto “Calabria is a tourist destination with extraordinary potential”.

“The regional council – adds Occhiuto – has been acting in two directions in recent years. On the one hand we are promoting our Region in Italy and around the world by every means. Making ourselves known and talking about our excellence is the best way to attract visitors and investments. On the other hand, we want to strengthen our strengths, such as family tourism. The ‘Family Hotel’ initiative fits precisely into this segment, an opportunity – financed with a 16 million euro tender – that the Region is giving to many accommodation facilities that will be able to modernize and adapt to be increasingly welcoming both for as large as for the little ones. A great opportunity for many hoteliers and for our area.”

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises managing hotel accommodation facilities (hotels, hotel villages, tourist hotel residences), already active on the date of submission of the application and equipped with an Identification Code, can participate in the Notice, which will be launched from next February 1st. Regional.

With the Family Hotel Notice, the Calabria Region aims to transform accommodation facilities into welcoming places suited to the needs of families on holiday through modernization interventions for the creation, for example, of baby areas and playgrounds, of safe outdoor green spaces and also of interventions for the elimination of architectural barriers.

The contribution is granted in capital account for a minimum eligible investment of 400,000 Euros and for a maximum of 1,500,000 Euros and must be made within 24 months of the granting of the benefits. The implementation of the investment must be completed within 24 months of the granting of the benefits.

The evaluation of applications takes place through a one-stop procedure, with requests must be submitted exclusively via the appropriate platform.

The opening of the platform is scheduled for February 1, 2024 at 10:00 am and applications will be evaluated in chronological order of presentation.

The notice can be consulted at the following link: https://calabriaeuropa.regione.calabria.it/bando/avviblico-per-il-sostegno-alladeguamento-delle-strutture-ricettive-alberghiere-nellottica-dei-family-hotel /