Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism and Ural Tourism Association signed a memorandum of cooperation

13 November 2017

The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova and the Executive Director of the Ural Tourism Association (UTA) Mihail Maltsev signed in Moscow a memorandum of cooperation in the field of tourism, hospitality and investments.

The ceremony took place in the framework of the working meetings of Minister Angelkova with representatives of the Russian tourism industry.

The ministry and the association will partner effectively in the preparation of events in the sector and will have mutual exchange of statistical, advertising and other promotional materials.

UTA is one of the lead organizations in tourism in the Russian Federation. The association was founded  in 1996  in Ekaterinburg  and is one of the  most active partners  of the Ministry of Tourism, which  participates on a regular basis in the most significant  tourist exhibition in Ural Federal District  - “Leto” (“Summer”).  In April this year 250 exhibitors took part in the exchange and the visitors exceeded 8 thousand and Bulgaria was a partner country.

In the past year our country was visited by over 580 thousand Russian tourists, marking a growth of some 20 per on 2015. Most active were the guests from the Ural region. 

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