Minister Angelkova: We are discussing a quality certificate for hotels and restaurants

04 April 2015

We are discussing the introduction of a voluntary “quality certificate” which will be granted to hotels and food establishments that exceed the normative requirements. This will be a stimulus for the owners who have made an extra effort to increase the quality of their services and will give more information to customers. This is what the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said at a meeting with representatives of the local authorities and the tourist branch in the municipality of Kavarna.

The potential for developing sea, golf and alternative tourism in the region as well as the expectations for the upcoming summer season were also discussed. Minister Angelkova noted that the municipality is known for its successful marketing and tourist policy and is a good example of how sea holidays can easily be combined with golf tourism or some other alternative forms of tourism. The Kavarna municipality also launched a promotional campaign of the Kavarna Rock Fest on of Romania’s most popular radio stations.

Later that day Minister Angelkova also took part in the opening of a round table discussion on “Golf Tourism in Bulgaria – development, goals, strategies” which took place in Balchik. Tonight the first charter flight with golf tourists from the Scandinavian countries to Varna will be performed which will mark the symbolic opening of the golf season.

Golf does not only attract higher-class tourists but it also doubles the length of the summer season (9-11 months). "Bulgaria is very competitive in terms of prices and the conditions for tourism”,  noted Nikolina Angelkova. One priority for the Ministry of Tourism is to convey a policy for encouraging and promoting the development of golf tourism as well as for creating good investment conditions for the construction of golf courses.  

Bulgaria has 7 functioning golf courses and the country is a preferred golf destination for golfers from Great Britain, Ireland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia. The Scandinavian countries, Germany and France are also potential markets for us and we expect a growth of tourists from these places for the upcoming season.

The Deputy Minister Irena Georgieva, the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev, the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communication Anton Ginev, the MP Desislava Atanasova, the chair of the Bulgarian Golf Association Krasimir Gergov and others were also present at the round-table discussion.


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