Bulgaria Outgoing Tourism Minister: Hotels of More than 10 Beds Realised more than 22 Million Overnight Stays in First 9 of 2016
Thursday, 24 November 2016
“Bulgarian hotelkeepers and everyone engaged in the tourism sector deserve recognition for the record-breaking year we report.
In the first nine months of the year hotels of more than 10 beds have realised more than 22 million overnight stays, while the revenues top 1.1 billion levs.”
This is what Bulgarian outgoing Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said speaking at the ceremony on the presentation of the annual awards of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA), the press office of the ministry announced.
“The BHRA awards are a symbol of high professionalism in the tourism sector and they are highly appreciated because they are presented by colleagues to colleagues,” Ms Angelkova remarked.
The minister also expressed her gratitude to the representatives of the sector for the joint work over the years and the common efforts towards sector’s development.
“We welcomed more than 5 million foreign tourists during the past summer, while if we keep this pace of work, next year will be at least as successful as the current one,” Nikolina Angelkova added.
The award ceremony was also attended by outgoing Minister of Labour and Social Policy Zornitsa Rusinova, Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Atanaska Nikolova, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Economic Policy and Tourism Petar Kanev, MEP Andrey Novakov, the mayors of Varna and Velingrad, and others.
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