Bulgaria Earmarks 14.3 Mln Euro to Promote Itself as Tourism Destination in 2013

Bulgaria Earmarks 14.3 Mln Euro to Promote Itself as Tourism Destination in 2013

Bulgaria has earmarked some 28 million levs ($18.4 million/14.3 million euro) for promoting itself as a tourism destination next year, deputy economy minister Ivo Marinov said.

As much as 20 million levs of the total funding is provided under the EU-funded operational programme Regional Development and 8.0 million levs comes from the state budget, local daily Trud reported.

In 2012, the funding set aside for attracting tourists to Bulgaria amounted to 22.8 million levs, up from the 18.7 million levs in the previous year.

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