Bulgaria takes part in one of the biggest tourism exhibitions in the world - WTM in London

10 November 2016

Bulgaria took part in this year’s edition of the international tourism exhibition World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK. It was held during the period of 7-9 November, 2016. Our country was represented by a stand of nearly 300 sq. m., featuring 20 companies and municipalities.

Apart from information about our ancient history and the traditionally well-known summer- and seaside tourism, visitors could obtain information at the stand about the opportunities to practice niche forms of tourism in our country, such as cultural-historical; medical spa, spa % wellness; eco tourism and rural tourism; enotourism and gourmet tourism; congress and event tourism; golf and adventure tourism, etc.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Irena Georgieva, took part in the official opening of the Bulgarian stand. She was also a guest to the Ministerial Meeting arranged by the World Tourism Organization during the exhibition. Ministries from across the world discussed the topic of safety in tourism, deliberating of the significant challenges associated with safety in the sector and the importance of dialogue between institutions and businesses.

The international tourism exhibition World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK is one of the leading global exchanges for professionals in the tourism industry. Participants in WTM hail from over 180 countries and regions. The global event for professionals in the tourism industry attracts some 45 000 participants year in, year out.

During the period of January-September 2016, Bulgaria was visited by 241 135 British tourists, which is a nearly 10% increase compared to the same period of last year.

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