The Head of Russian tourism Oleg Safonov to Minister Angelkova: The season was good and safe for our tourists

13 November 2017

“Thank you for the good summer season, and it was calm and safe for Russian tourists”, Oleg Safonov, the Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism said during  a working meeting with  the Minister of Tourism Nikololina Angelkova. Safonov stated his belief that achievements in the bilateral relations with Bulgaria will develop further. “We reported an extremely good season. From January to September our country was visited by over 530 thousand Russian tourists”, Minister Angelkova announced the NSI data and thanked the Head of the Russian Tourism for the good partnership.

Another major issue of their talks was the possibility for creating joint tourist cruise routes in the Black Sea. Bulgarian-Russian relations in tourism are successfully developing, our joint work yields positive results, Minister Angelkova said and added that a programme for cooperation 2018-2020 is due to be signed. She pointed out that Russia is one of the strategic tourist markets for Bulgaria.  

At the Inturmarket exhibition, to be held in March 2018 in Moscow, a round table will be organized having as its main focus the different types of tourism in Bulgaria. We will present to the Russian audience the possibilities for spa and balneological, culinary, wine, child tourism and other options for vacation in Bulgaria.  

Minister Angelkova and the Head of Russian Tourism Safonov also discussed the opportunity for organizing a round table to present the potential for exchange of experience in the field of education in the two countries.  Both of them agreed with the idea that the practice of exchanging students between Russia and Bulgaria to enhance the quality of education should be strengthened and further developed.

Minister Angelkova invited Oleg Safonov and representatives of the tourist sector of Russia to the International Congress on World Civilizations and Ancient Routes to the World Tourism Organization, to be held in Sofia on 14-16 November next year. 


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