Sofia Expects 7-10% Increase in Tourist Numbers in 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Deputy Sofia Mayor Todor Chobanov has predicted a 7-10% increase in the number of tourists in the capital in 2015.
Chobanov presented Monday the implementation of the Regional Tourism Product Development project in the municipalities of Sofia, Ihtiman and Svoge.
He made clear that the package included routes to over 20 historical, cultural, religious, and natural sites in the three municipalities.
The Deputy Sofia Mayor, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio, informed that the authorities were working to equip the landmarks with information plates.
Chobanov said that the campaign for providing for information plates in Bulgarian and English continued in 2015, adding that the plates contained QR codes leading to a tourism portal.
He pointed out that tourist guidebooks for Sofia were being developed by several countries, including in France and Japan.
Ivo Marinov, Director of Municipal Enterprise 'Tourist Service', stated that Bulgaria’s capital had registered a 7% increase in tourist numbers in 2014.
Marinov informed that the Municipal Enterprise 'Tourist Service' was launching joint projects with the New Bulgarian University and the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" aimed at boosting development in the sector.