SRDI (Sustainable Rural Development International) limited company has established the BSST (Black Sea Sustainable Tourism) Program around the Black Sea to improve livelihoods in rural areas through sustainable tourism.

Within the scope of the program, alternatives such as accommodation, tours to promote local products and local businesses are offered to travelers on the travel site in order to support the local economy. Within the scope of the program, communities that will benefit the local people in the locations selected based on the location criteria determined by the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council).

The first destination chosen for Turkey is the town of Mudurnu. Terra Mudurnu is the community group representing the Mudurnu destination of the BSST program and started to host guests in May 2022. In accordance with BSST principles, Terra Mudurnu distributes almost all of the revenue to local suppliers who contribute to the organization of tour programs.

See: “Terra Mudurnu Hosted Its First Guests on BSST Platform! (May 9, 2022)”