Deputy Minister Irena Georgieva Participates in the 107th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the European Travel Commission

02 February 2023

Deputy Minister of Tourism Irena Georgieva participated in the 107th meeting of the Board of Directors of the European Travel Commission (ETC). The event took place in Malta and was opened with a welcome by the island country's Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo.

Policies on tourism and climate change were discussed at the meeting. The main topic of the discussion was the deepening of relations between the ETC and the European Commission. Among the first joint initiatives on which the two institutions will work is the development of an action plan to combat climate change and its consequences.

The European Travel Commission has committed to assist Member States in implementing the plan to support the tourism industry. Deputy Minister Georgieva supported the idea and said that Bulgaria appreciates the efforts and will be part of the joint project for more sustainable tourism.

Among the topics discussed at the highest European level was the organisation of the upcoming Destination Europe Summit 2023 event, which will take place in the first week of July with the participation of Thierry Breton — European Commissioner for Internal Market.

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