Minister Angelkova in an interview with the National Geographic: Bulgarian tourism is on the rise, more than 30% is the growth of foreign tourists in only 3 years

06 November 2018

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The Bulgarian tourism is on the rise, the growth of tourist visas for foreigners for the period January-September 2018  is 31% compared to the same period three years earlier.

This was stated by the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova in an interview for the National Geographic in London during the international tourism fair WTM – the largest one for professionals in the world. She expressed her satisfaction that the results marked a steady growth trend after the Ministry of Tourism was set up as an independent institution.

Minister Angelkova also pointed out that the image of Bulgaria as a destination underwent a remarkable transformation, which was being developed in an innovative way and in active partnership with all the stakeholders - public, private, non-governmental ones. This sustainable progress should be understood as an investment for the growth of the destination as a year-round route and for the well-being of local communities.

In addition to the investment map for tourism in Bulgaria, which we build on with a second stage for specific projects by regions, we also create conditions for the promotion of different types of tourism with a focus not only on the maritime and winter ones but also many specialized services for which we have prepared thematic destinations – thermal and spa tourism, cultural and historical tourism, wine tourism, gourmet tourism, etc. Urban tourism is also expanding because of the facilitated air links and the efforts to promote the vast material and spiritual heritage of Bulgaria from past epochs, commented the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism. The National Geographic team has expressed their interest in making a key study of the Bulgarian cultural and historic heritage with a focus on the treasures found on the Bulgarian lands.

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