Berlin Mayor, Secretary-General of the WTO and Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council visited the ITB-Berlin 2019 Bulgarian booth

06 March 2019

High-ranking guests visited the Bulgarian national booth minutes after it opened at the ITB-Berlin 2019 International Tourism Exhibition. They were hosted by Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, who tour them to more than 40 Bulgarian participants - travel companies, municipalities, etc.

Officials included Berlin Mayor Michael Müller, Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization, Gloria Guevara, Chairman and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and others.
Your presence here is a great honor for us and a new opportunity to present Bulgaria's potential as a year-round destination, said Minister Angelkova. She stressed that in recent years national statistics and the Bulgarian National Bank report record results in the number of foreign tourists and income from their visits. We continue to actively promote our country as a route for high quality services at competitive prices, it became clear.

The German market is a key market for Bulgaria, as in 2018 it occupies the third place in its ranking for inbound tourism, Minister Angelkova emphasized to the guests. The total number of German tourists in Bulgaria last year was over 850 thousand. During the June-September 2018 period, including the Federal Republic, it is the second largest tourist destination among foreigners in Bulgaria - nearly 670 thousand visits.
ITB-Berlin International Tourism Exhibition continues until March 10th, with more than 10,000 exhibitors from around the world presenting at this year's edition.

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