Bulgaria will present itself on a 429 square meters stand on the world's biggest tourist exhibition in the world - ITB Berlin, which has being officially opened on March 11th.
The focus of the national participation will be represented on an eco, agriculture and adventure tourism, the tourism agency announced. For the first time on a big forum will participate the first tourist region in the country - the Sofia region. The municipalities Nessebar and Balchik, big tour operators and hotel-keepers, as well as the national transport company "Bulgaria air" have signed up to participate.
ITB announced that over 11 companies from 187 countries will take part in the forum. They will be placed in a total of 26 halls.
The newest country in the world Kosovo will also have a stand. Moreover, countries, which did not participate for years in the market, will return, the organizers announced. These are Malawi, Gabon, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Bahrain. Official partner of ITB this year will be the Ruhr region, chosen for European capital of culture in 2010.
The conference programme will be supported by Turkey, which significantly increased its advertising this year. Many round tables on the world crisis, which already hit the industry hard, will be included. Leading experts and 120 Ministers of tourism are expected to take part.
The market in Berlin is being organized for the 43rd time and will continue until March 15. It is expected that it will be visited by 160 thousand guests.
by Stefan Nikolov