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Angelkova: Domestic Tourism has always been the number one in our strategy

“Domestic tourism has always been number one in our strategy for developing the sector and promoting it.”
This was what Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova told BNR.

She explained that in the crisis advertising strategy for the development of summer tourism of the Ministry are placed second tourists from our neighboring countries:

"This is for explanatory reasons because they can easily visit us by road transport”, she specified and pointed out that in 2019 the Romanians are were in the first place with over 1 million tourist visits in the summer alone.

Minister Angelkova pointed out that negotiations are taking place with European countries that have similar epidemic situation with the Bulgarian one, so that from June 15 the trips of tourists from these countries to Bulgaria can begin.

Large tour operators confirm that from June 15th there are no cancellations of charter flights that have been booked for Bulgaria, said the Minister of Tourism.

"There can be no tourism and quarantine economy, it is not accidental that the Commission recommended the removal of quarantine. Very important is the decision of the health authorities and the epidemic situation so that we can minimize the risk,” she explained.

The likelihood of returning free traffic to Europe from 15 June is high if the epidemic situation allows it, Minister Angelkova said adamant and added that every day they make efforts to do this.