*Is original and non-profit,
*Supports the community-based tourism sector in Palestine,
*Gives an alternative & fresh - yet realistic - vision of the region,
*Allows young talented professional to talk about their experience and vision.
paltrips.ps focuses on the youth, as tourism in Palestine has been gaining a prominent interest in their eyes. However, most of them have an inconsistent and partial knowledge of the reality on the ground. The main target audience of the project are young people aged 20-35 from Palestine and abroad. The project’s aim is to provide a contemporary, unique and alternative approach to visiting Palestine.
The official launch took place on December 2014. The website is user-friendly and addresses young people from all over the world. paltrips.ps was initiated by the Franco-German Cultural Center in Ramallah, and has been selected to receive funding from the Franco-German Cultural Fund, allowing the first phase (September to December 2014) of the project to take place.
paltrips.ps - released in English - presents Palestine through articles, photos, videos and audio sequences of 10 main cities: Bethlehem, Gaza, Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, Jerusalem, Nablus, Qalqilia, Ramallah and Tulkarm. Similar to tourist guides, the website contains practical information, advice, broad maps and contacts for travelers. In addition to this, it also presents a cultural and literary dimension, using different communication and artistic tools.
The authors are young professionals from Palestine, France and Germany.
The main goal of the project is to create a collaborative platform that gathers young professionals from different nationalities that can advocate the reality of Palestine and Palestinians using paltrips.ps as a sustainable tool for youth tourism in Palestine.