Minister Angelkova opened the International Tourist Fair Vacation & Spa 2015

12 February 2015

Preliminary data shows that in 2014 there’ve been 22 000 realized overnight hotel stays in the country which has generated revenue of 1 billion leva. This is what the Minister of tourism Nikolina Angelkova said during the International Tourist Fair Vacation & Spa 2015. According to data by the National Statistical Institute, only for the month of December the number of accommodation places in Bulgaria has increased by 7% and has generated revenue of 35 million leva.

„About 300 million leva from the revenues for overnight stays for 2014 have been realized by Bulgarian citizens”, stated Minister Angelkova. According to the Minister this testifies yet again to the fact that Bulgarian tourists are a rather important revenue source and need to be better catered to. Encouraging internal tourism and increasing the number of Bulgarian tourists in the country is one main focus of the exhibit.  

Minister Angelkova responded to journalists that the visa-issuing procedure for Russian and Ukranian citizens has already been facilitated. “Bulgaria will be actively presented at the future big exhibits in the Russian federation”, she added. 

This year the International Tourist Fair Vacation&Spa will take place from February 12th till February 14th at the Inter Expo Center. Among this year’s participants are over 200 representatives of the Bulgarian tourism business sector and municipalities as well as about 130 foreign exhibitors.



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