Minister Angelkova and Anatolii Artamonov, governor of Kaluga oblast, discussed the opportunities for cooperation in tourism

24 May 2018

The Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, and Anatolii Artamonov, governor of Kaluga Oblast, discussed the opportunities for cooperation in tourism. The two conversed during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

They commented on the opportunity to have visits of Bulgarian representatives of tourism businesses in Kaluga Oblast, sharing the opinion that this would support bilateral development of the sector. Other topics of discussion included the opportunities to present Bulgaria in the Kaluga Oblast, present the Oblast during exhibitions in Bulgaria, and intensify contacts between Oblast and Bulgarian tourism businesses.

Minister Angelkova indicated that the Russia market is among the key tourism-generating ones for our country, ranking 5th last year in terms of international visits to Bulgaria. It is crucial for us to build on the good partnership and keep offering an ever improving and upgrading product to Russian tourists, stated the minister.

Anatolii Artamonov said that he would support and assist the implementation of each initiative, which can help increase the two-way tourist flow, as well as to enhance the recognition of the Bulgaria destination in Kaluga Oblast. He also added that he is prepared to visit the country and get to know first-hand the tourism opportunities. 

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