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Bulgaria, Romania Kick off Cross-Border Tourism Project

A cross-border project to improve and popularize tourist opportunities in north-east Bulgaria / south-east Romania is starting, reported local authorities at General Toshevo.

The project is worth EUR 1.5 M and is joint between General Toshevo in Bulgaria and Negru Voda in Romania. Both towns are in comparatively remote areas of the neighboring countries in the historic Dobrudzha region.

The project aims at developing a joint tourist potential for the two municipalities in improving infrastructure, preserving nature and taking advantage of opportunities for sustainable alternative tourism.

This will include road reconstruction, building of tourist information centers and improving access to protected nature areas and historic sites.

Bulgarian Tourism Targets Germany, Russia, UK

The Bulgarian Economy Ministry is launching an advertising project worth BGN 8 M, which aims at achieving a 3% growth of the revenues from tourists coming from Germany, UK and Russia.

Asya Yosifova, head of the project for national marketing of tourism and information of the tourism services offered in Bulgaria, said Thursday that the goal is to achieve a 5% increase of the German, UK and Russian tourists.

“By offering a more diverse presentation of Bulgaria, with products like culture-study tours, eco and rural tourism, gourmet tourism and wine tours, we will try to diversify the offered services and attract new tourists,” Yosifova said.

The advertising agencies, which will work on the ads for Germany and Russia, have already been chosen. The executive company for the project for the UK is yet to be selected.

According to Yosifova, Germany and the UK make about 34% of the trips in Europe and Russia is one of the fastest developing markets.

In 2009, Bulgaria was visited by 740,000 Germans, 287,000 Russians and 286,000 British tourists. The three countries rank third, fourth and fifth, right after Romania and Greece on biggest number of foreign tourists in Bulgaria in 2009.

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