Minister Angelkova to the President and CEO of Marriott Group: Bulgaria is increasingly asserting its image as a country of high-grade tourism

19 April 2018

The chain sees significant development potential in the country, assured Arne Sorenson

Bulgaria is increasingly asserting its image as a country of high-grade tourism. It is not by chance that 4-star and especially 5-star hotels are the first ones to sell out, currently, the high-category hotels are almost full for summer 2018. Thus commented the Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, during a meeting with the President and CEO of Marriott Group, Arne Sorenson. The meeting took place during the summit meeting of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. The minister emphasized that 72% of the international tourists prefer 4- or 5-star hotels, adding that this is causing investment interest in our country.

Minister Angelkova pointed out that promotion of domestic tourism is a Ministry priority, with the capacities for spa and medical spa tourism being upgraded for that purpose. The Ministry of Tourism elaborated 7 spa and medical spa destinations covering the entire country. The minister explained that the season fringes are expected to expand as a result of the initiative. Our country ranks 2nd in Europe in terms of mineral springs, whose number exceeds 600, emphasized Minister Angelkova, noting that the Ministry of Tourism continues its hard work to reduce the administrative burden in the sector.

It is very important for me that the world’s biggest hotel chain - Маrrіоtt Іntеrnаtіоnаl, which started building a facility in Sofia, is planning to work on more projects in our country, indicated the minister. Mr. Arne Sorenson stated in turn that the Marriott hotel chains see a significant potential for their development in Bulgaria.

Opportunities for investments in top winter resorts were also discussed during the meeting.

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