On April 20th, the official opening of the Your Vacation Tourism Fair 2017 took place at the Flora Exhibition Center in Burgas organized by the Regional Tourist Association of Burgas, under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, District Governor of Burgas and Burgas Municipality.
In his welcome address, Ulrih Heppe, CEO of “Fraport Twin Star Airport Management” AD stated his delight in participating in the event for the first time, confirming the great efforts and commitment of the Fraport Bulgaria team to promote Burgas as an all-year-round tourist destination world-wide. In the presence of the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Irena Georgieva, District Governor of Burgas region Valcho Cholakov, Dep. District Governor of Burgas region, Sevdalina Turmanova, Deputy Mayor of Burgas, Jordanka Ananieva , Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bourgas Regional Tourist Association, Sonya Enilova, Executive Director of Port of Burgas, Diyan Dimov and Director of Burgas Airport, Georgi Chipilski Mr. Heppe thanked the organizers for their efforts and support, promising to register another increase in passengers this calendar year. In 2017, Burgas Airport will operate with 67 airlines, traveling to 138 destinations in 35 countries. This year, the airport will welcome 5 new airlines and give way to 10 new destinations.
The two day event aims to provide a strong platform between the various stakeholders operating in the tourism industry from all around the country that enables the development of positive dialogue and partnerships among all while, at the same time, increasing the awareness of all the beauty and splendor the whole country is able to offer to travelers – native tourists and visitors from abroad. During both days, round table discussions focused on various tourism development topics ran in parallel with the exhibition.