Bulgaria Gets Approval to Create World Tourism Museum in Sofia
Friday, 12 June 2015
The Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova announced that the country was granted the approval of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to create a World Tourism Museum in Sofia.
Angelkova said that this was an excellent opportunity for country and Sofia Municipality had already expressed its support, while discussions on the museum's concept with the Culture Ministry were forthcoming.
The minister stated this in the town of Panagyurishte, where she attended the start of “The wonders of Bulgaria” campaign.
The forecasts of the Tourism Ministry showed that all initiatives on stimulating domestic tourism will contribute to maintaining the positive trend for the growth of the number of Bulgarians spending their holidays in the country.
According to the preliminary estimates, the number of holiday stays of Bulgarians in the country was expected to reach 3.3 million until the end of the year, which would represent an increase of 5 % compared to 2014.
Angelkova noted that since its establishment, the ministry has consistently worked towards stimulating domestic tourism.