Minister Angelkova talks with representatives of the tourism industry and mayors from Kardzhali region on development of tourism in the region

19 April 2016

The World Congress of Ancient Civilizations and Modern Tourism which is scheduled for the end of the year in Bulgaria is an opportunity which should be used to show that here is the cradle of Thracian civilisation. This was said by minister of tourism Nikolina Angelkova at a meeting with representatives of the tourism industry and the local authority of Kardzhali region. Participants in the discussion were the deputy Tsveta Karayancheva, the regional governor Ilia Iliev, etc.

“Kardzhali and the sites which are concentrated here are among the symbols of cultural-historical tourism in the country”, pointed out Nikolina Angelkova. She added that the Ministry of Tourism will continue to support the region to make even more popular the attractions which are concentrated here. “Kardzhali participates with over 30 sites in the online Register of the Tourist Attractions, the region is also included in the billboard campaign we launched jointly with the municipalities. All this promotes domestic tourism but we should be more pro-active on the international tourist market“, Nikolina Angelkova emphasized.

One of the topics discussed at the meeting was the sustainable development of Glavatartsi village. The village attracts an ever growing interest at national and international levels but further support is needed to improve its infrastructure to meet the expectations of tourists.

It became clear during the meeting that Kardzhali along with Haskovo and Smolyan regions were developing a project for marketing the tourism region under the Greece-Bulgaria Cross-Border Partnership Programme. Minister Angelkova stressed the importance of consistency with the National Concept for Tourism Zoning, for better promotion of the region and closer interaction with Smolyan as a centre of the Rodope region where Kardzhali  belongs.

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