Minister Angelkova held a work meeting with HE Eric Rubin, US Ambassador to Bulgaria

27 February 2019

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova held a work meeting with HE. Eric Rubin, US Ambassador to Bulgaria. The main focus of the conversation was concrete initiatives to deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.

We are actively working to promote our country in the United States and to attract more tourists, the Minister said. Data show last year's 10.4% increase compared to 2017 of US tourists in the country, the Minister said.

Minister Angelkova pointed out that in the last three years extremely high results have been achieved in the sector. For the first time in 2018, we crossed the border of 9 million foreign tourist visits and reported over 9.2 million such visits. Last year's foreign tourist visits to Bulgaria increased by 30.6% compared to 2015, she told the US Ambassador.

She also formally invited HE. Eric Rubin for participation in the first edition of the Sustainable Investment in Tourism Forum, which will be held in Sunny Beach at the end of May. Minister Angelkova specified that the purpose of the event is to draw investors' attention to our country and build on what has been achieved.

In turn, HE Rubin said Bulgaria has great opportunities to develop different types of tourism and congratulated Minister Angelkova on the good results achieved in the sector.


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