Bulgaria Opens 29th Vacation & Spa Tourism Expo

Tourism | February 16, 2012, Thursday // 18:22|  views

Bulgarian Economy Minister Traikov (left) opened the 29th international Vacation and Spa Expo in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's oldest international tourism forum "Vacation and Spa Expo" has kicked off in Sofia's Inter Expo Center.

The 29th edition of the 2012 Vacation and Spa Expo was opened Thursday by Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Traicho Traikov together with a number of foreign diplomats and investors.

"The combination of beautiful nature plus sea and skiing is no longer enough for the sustainable development of image of the Bulgaria brand," Traikov stated at the opening of the expo.

"Today we are focusing on a sustainable concept for four seasons, with a great variety of alternative relaxation and travel options, and attractions – cultural tourism, spa, balneo and wellness tourism, rural tourism, adventure, golf, wine-tasting and gourmet tourism. All of this can seen as a marketing portfolio at the 29the edition of the Vacation and Spa Expo," the minister explained.

The 2012 tourism expo has attracted over 300 participants from 16 different countries, with a total of 280 stands. Bulgaria is represented by 225 participants, of which 25 are presented by the Economy, Energy, and Tourism Ministry.

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Tags: Traicho Traikov, Economy Minister, tourism, foreign tourism, foreign tourists, cultural tourism, alternative tourism, Economy Ministry, Inter Expo Center, Vacation and Spa Expo, tourism expo


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