Zaritza Dinkova: Bulgaria is a top destination for Polish tourists

27 September 2023
Zaritza Dinkova: Bulgaria is a top destination for Polish tourists

The Minister of Tourism also met with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the second European Congress of Sport and Tourism in Poland

Bulgaria is among the top five destinations for Polish tourists, with more than 250,000 visitors since the beginning of this year, an increase of 19% compared to the same period last year. This was said by the Minister of Tourism Zaritza Dinkova during a meeting with Andrzej Gut-Mostovi, State Secretary at the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Poland.

Minister Dinkova is on a working visit to Poland on the occasion of the 2nd European Congress on Sport and Tourism and the 3rd bilateral meeting of tourism experts. She stressed that this year 21 Bulgarian beaches and 1 marina have been awarded the Blue Flag global standard and 11 Bulgarian hotels have been awarded the Green Key certificate. Another good example is Albena, one of the oldest and leading Bulgarian resorts, presented as a best practice for waste management, local food sourcing and renewable energy at the informal meeting of EU eco-ministers in Stockholm this April. "These few examples clearly show the transformation of the Bulgarian tourism industry towards a more competitive, sustainable and digital one," Minister Dinkova added.

"Tourism is of great importance not only for the economy, but also for establishing and strengthening ties between our peoples and cultures. Traditionally, Bulgaria is a place many Poles prefer for their holidays," said Andrzej Gut-Mostovi.

Minister Dinkova also held a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, who also attended the European Congress on Sport and Tourism. It was also announced that Poland will bid to host the 2036 Summer Olympics.

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