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With the aim of positioning Bosnia and Herzegovina as a competitive destination on the global market, the U.S. Government through USAID’s Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam) project is working on advancing human capital in the tourism sector, improving access to finance for tourism businesses, developing innovative tourist products, harmonizing policies and regulations and revolutionizing destination branding and promotion.

Through a broad-based approach to sustainable tourism development, USAID Turizam will contribute to economic growth and social harmony in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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Good Host Leading the Way in Community-Driven Tourism

Good Host Leading the Way in Community-Driven Tourism

The BiH tourism agency Good Host has achieved remarkable results by advancing its digital communication channels and introducing community-based tourism experiencesBy 2023, following the completion of grant activities, Good Host reported impressive results: the...

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Tourism for All: A Guide for Tourism Service Providers

Tourism for All: A Guide for Tourism Service Providers

How to improve accessibility and inclusion in tourism? The fundamental condition for respecting the rights of people with disabilities is accessibility. According to recent data from the World Organization, 16% of the total global population has some form of...

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Turizam Academy: Your Ticket to a Career in Tourism

Turizam Academy: Your Ticket to a Career in Tourism

Have you always dreamed of meeting people from all over the world at your workplace, promoting the beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and perhaps even getting the chance to visit exotic destinations yourself? Then a career in tourism might be the right choice for you!...

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Download the Brochure: Energy Efficiency in Hotels

Download the Brochure: Energy Efficiency in Hotels

Tourism represents one of the most dynamic areas of growth in the global economy, and hotels play a key role in this sector. However, the consumption of large amounts of energy in hospitality leads to high operational costs and negatively affects the environment...

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Dajak Center Banja Luka: Reviving a Unique Experience on the Vrbas River

Riding a traditional boat on the Vrbas river, an authentic cultural and tourist experience of Banja Luka, will now be presented and promoted in a modern and innovative way, through the new website of the Dajak Center - http://www.dajak.org/. In line with global trends, the new website will feature top-quality photographs and an attractive design to tell the story of this wooden boat of unique construction, and offer domestic and international visitors the opportunity to directly book and pay...

Good Host Leading the Way in Community-Driven Tourism

The BiH tourism agency Good Host has achieved remarkable results by advancing its digital communication channels and introducing community-based tourism experiencesBy 2023, following the completion of grant activities, Good Host reported impressive results: the numbers of customers doubled and profits increased by over 50%. These achievements were further highlighted by a 50% rise in Tripadvisor bookings.With the support of a grant provided by th US Government through USAID’s Developing...
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Have You Heard About Incentive Travel?

Bosnia and Herzegovina is the leading country in the region considering the number of certified experts for incentive trips as part of the global Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) program. USAID Turizamand Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in collaboration with SITE Global company, organized a professional training dedicated to incentive trips. These trips, also known as incentive travel, belong to the niche of business tourism, or MICE tourism. This form of travel is...

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Results to date

The number of entrepreneurs, operators and workers from tourism, catering and related activities, who have undergone USAID Tourism training in technical, quality, safety, supervisory and managerial disciplines.

8406

Number of firms that received USAID Turizam technical assistance for improving business performance

1365

Percentage of youth participants(15-29) in Turizam-assisted programs

48% Male52% Female

24%

Number of new tourism products and experiences

89

Number of training activities

414

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Calendar of events

Join the First Programme of Its Kind: Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS)

For the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the SITE program is offering a unique opportunity to become a Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS). This is unique opportunity for qualified professionals in tourism to learn and master the fundamentals of selling and organizing world-class incentive programs. SITE Global company is coming for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and this two-day programme will be led by experts Pet Sandall and Michael Dalton The training program will be...

USAID Turizam and UN Women BiH Organizing Webinar: Find our more about Women’s Empowerment Principles

Hotel managers and the hotel sector - join the online workshop 'Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Improves Business.' What is the aim of workshop? To facilitate business operations in hospitality sector applying Womens's Empowerment Principles, while simultaneously promoting gender equality and business excellence Date: November 17 | Time: 11 AM-1 PM | Platform: Zoom Join over 8,000 global companies already benefiting from these principles. Register now:...

With the Support of USAID, Bosnia and Herzegovina is presented at the World Travel Market in London

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will be showcased this week to nearly 40,000 visitors at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the most influential global event in the field of tourism. The Sarajevo Canton Tourism Association, the Herzegovina Tourism Cluster, and Fortuna Tours Mostar organized a BiH stand spanning over 100 square meters, with the support of the U.S. government. The stand will also feature the tourist boards of Central Bosnia and Tuzla cantons, hotels Marriott, Monti, Ilidža,...