Deputy Minister Manolev awarded the participants in the campaign "Bulgaria Welcomes the Tastes of the World"

07 June 2016

The Deputy Tourism Minister Alexander Manolev awarded honory diplomas to the participants in the International Culinary Festival "Bulgaria Welcomes the Tastes of the World." The awards were presented to the representatives of diplomatic missions in the country and to the municipalities hosting the festival which joined the initiative.

The campaign to promote domestic tourism, which was under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, attracted as partners many diplomats from 18 foreign missions in the country - Hungary, India, Azerbaijan, Romania, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, Israel, USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Egypt, Venezuela, Vietnam, Croatia, Japan, Syria, Cyprus.

"Bulgaria Welcomes the Tastes of the World" is a continuation of the initiative "You think you know Bulgaria" which was promoting our country last year as a preferred tourist destination with a focus on domestic tourism and was also supported by the Ministry of Tourism. "Bulgaria Welcomes the Tastes of the World" was launched on May 12, 2016 in Stara Zagora and passed through the cities of Burgas, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Varna and Sofia. The festival was organized by the company GTC and for its period of duration, the official website of the initiative has been visited by more than 2.6 million users. Its Facebook fans grew to over 40 thousand people. More than 15 000 BGN were collected in support of the medical centers and disadvantaged children.

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