Bulgaria is the most preferred tourist destination for the viewers of Discovery Channel

23 April 2015

The viewers of Discovery Channel have ranked Bulgaria most preferred destination in Europe.  This is what the TV channels’ representative Gerard de Frouville said at the Sixth International Meeting of Tour Operators in Plovdiv. The Forum was opened by the Deputy Minister of Tourism Irena Georgieva and was attended by the mayors of Plovdiv and Thessaloniki Ivan Totev and Yiannis Boutaris.

These are the results of a Discovery Channel poll among 30 000 of their viewers. They have indicated Bulgaria as a place that they want to visit now explained de Froville. He added that the country’s popularity has been boosted as a result of the Ministry of Tourism’s promotional campaign on the Pan-EuropeanTV Channels – Discovery Channel, Eurosport, Euronews, National Geographic Channel.

We will be focusing on cultural and historical tourism during the next two years stressed Deputy Minister Georgieva. She also said that thematic routes have also been mapped out, including the Sofia Holy Forest, Following the Tracks of the Thracians, Capitals and Cities of the Bulgarian Tsars and Patriarchs, the Sea Fortresses of Bulgaria. The procedure for the establishment of organizations for tourist region management will also be initiated – thus information and relevant services for the local tourist sites will be made available.

Over 110 tourist organization from 16 countries took part in the forum.

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