Bulgaria and Turkey are discussing a joint tourist product for distant markets

07 November 2017

Days of culture will be organized in different Bulgarian cities to present Turkish customs to Bulgarian audience. Similar exhibitions dedicated to Bulgaria and its culture will be organised in different Turkish cities. The joint initiative was discussed by the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova and Numan Kurtumluş, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, at the largest international show for professionals in tourism industry, the World Travel Market, in London.

They both agreed with the idea that positive results for promoting the traditions of the two countries can be achieved through joint work. This will not only help increase the tourist flow between the two countries  but will  make it possible to discuss the creation of a joint tourist  product  between Bulgaria and Turkey, targeted at  so-called promising markets.  According to the World Tourism Organization, these are China, Japan, India, the Middle East, the USA, and Canada.  

Turkey ranks fifth by the number of tourists who visited Bulgaria in the period January – September 2017. They exceed 485,000, marking a growth of over 12% on the same period of last year, Minister Angelkova said. Bulgarian citizens who visited Turkey in the same period number over 1 million, growing by over 6 per cent. Data indicates that the two countries could have good partnership and build further on their results, Bulgarian Minister of Tourism added. The Ministry of Tourism works actively for attracting more tourists from our neighbour country.  The initiatives include expedition tours for tour operators, launch of internet advertising in the Turkish media, and organizing visits of Turkish journalists to Bulgaria. 



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