The Culinary Festival "Bulgaria welcomes the tastes of the world” was visited by over 100 thousand persons

28 May 2016

The Culinary Festival "Bulgaria welcomes the tastes of the world” was visited by over 100 thousand persons, Bulgarians and foreigners, the minister of tourism Nikolina Angelkova announced during the opening of its latest edition in Sofia. Present at the event were also diplomats from Hungary, India, Azerbaijan, Romania, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, Israel and the USA.

“I would like to thank the Sofia Municipality for the support. This is yet another step in making Sofia an even more desired tourist destination”, Nikolina Angelkova said. In her words the capital offers excellent opportunities for both city tours and cultural-historical, festival, eco, sport, gourmet and wine tourism. “The total number of realized overnights for the whole 2015 is over 1.6 million, a rise by 5.3% compared with the previous year“, she added. It became clear from the words of the minister that the revenues for this period are over 115 million BGN, marking a positive difference of 5.5% in comparison with the previous 2014.

“Bulgaria welcomes the tastes of the world” began on 12 May 2016 in Stara Zagora and passed through the cities of Burgas, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse and Varna. The festival is organized by the company GTC with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and 17 embassies in our country.  For the period of the campaign its website reached to over 2.6 million persons and its fans in Facebook are nearly 40 thousand persons. Every city in which the event was held had a charity cause for which funds were raised. In Sofia the raised donations will be spent for treatment of children with cancer diseases. The final stage of the event today is divided in two parts and everybody can taste the culinary dishes in Sofia Mall at Al. Stamboliiski blvd. and Bulgaria Mall at Bulgaria blvd. 

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