Tourism Minister Angelkova Attends FITUR 2015 - International Tourism Trade Fair Opening
Friday, 30 January 2015
Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova met with King Felipe VI of Spain at the official opening of FITUR 2015, the International Tourism Trade Fair which is being held in Madrid, Angelkova's ministry told BTA Thursday.
During her two-day visit to Spain, Angelkova also conferred with Taleb Rifai, the current Secretary-General of the United Nations' World Tourism Organization (WTO), Oleg Safonov, the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, and Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria. WTO is ready to support the development of a network of sustainable tourism labs in Bulgaria and the Danube region, it emerged after the meeting with Rifai. Such observatories are established in conjunction with academic or scientific centres, with students and lecturers working on the monitoring on a certain set of indicators, following WTO methodology and under their control. The collected data are important for studying the trends and marking out the measures to improve the tourist products of any one country.
Angelkova invited Rifai, Safonov and Soria to visit Bulgaria.
The FITUR Trade Show is one of the largest in the world, scheduled this year for January 28 to February 1. Bulgaria is exhibiting its opportunities at an 80 sq m stall which has attracted considerable interest since the unveiling of the show.