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Plovdiv Municipality participates in Holiday and SPA Expo 2023

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With an attractive stand and interesting presentations Plovdiv Municipality presents the opportunities for tourism at the International Tourism Exhibition Holiday and SPA Expo 2023

"Dynamics and Trust!" is the motto of the 39th edition of the International Tourism Exhibition Holiday and SPA Expo 2023, which takes place from 15 to 17 February at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia. Plovdiv Municipality, through the Tourism Department, is a traditional participant with its own stand at the exhibition.

 On the day of the official opening, the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Archaeology and Tourism Plamen Panov personally welcomed the officials and visitors, and in the afternoon he made a presentation of the Plovdiv event calendar 2023, followed by a wine presentation by Krasimira Kodukova from the Bulgarian Association of Wine Professionals about the opportunities for wine tourism in the region through the products of 5 wineries.  

This year the team led by Juliana Yordanova - Head of Tourism Department has set an original vision including stylized elements of the Ancient Theatre. Plovdiv's stand was described as very attractive and beautiful, with a large screen showing the rich cultural and historical heritage of Plovdiv and the most iconic tourist sites in the city. On the days of the exhibition, visitors to the stand also had the opportunity to enjoy the musical performances of a classical harp and flute duo.

The exhibition was opened by Dr. Ilin Dimitrov, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria. For the opening ceremony of the prestigious international exhibition at the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism were also present Nikolina Angelkova and Mariana Nikolova. Among the guests was the Deputy Minister of Culture Plamen Slavov.

Immediately after the ceremony, Deputy Mayor Plamen Panov welcomed Dr. Ilin Dimitrov, Nikolina Angelkova and Plamen Slavov at the Plovdiv stand. "Plovdiv is the most dynamically developing Bulgarian municipality," said Minister Dimitrov.

Тhe International Tourism Exhibition Holiday and SPA Expo 2023 is organized by Prim Expo and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism. The main goal of the organizers is to provide a platform for the exchange of up-to-date information on tourism trends, establishing fruitful contacts and building promising partnerships in the field.  Participating tourism companies, hotels and resorts, destination management organizations, local authorities from tourist regions, diplomatic missions from Algeria, Bulgaria, Greece, Dubai (OAU), India, Italy, Lithuania, Mauritius, Maldives, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey.

30% of the participants this year are Bulgarian and foreign tour operators and agents, 40% are the representatives of various destinations, including national tourist organizations, tourist regions and municipalities.  12% of the exhibitors represent the hotel business, and about 6% of the companies - supporting industries. 

A rich conference programme accompanies the three days of the International Tourism Fair. Тhe International Tourism Exhibition Holiday and SPA Expo 2023 is open to professionals and the general public.


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