Tour operators from Bulgaria and foreign countries met again in Veliko Tarnovo

Tour operators from Bulgaria and foreign countries met again in Veliko Tarnovo

For the 5th year in a row Veliko Tarnovo was a host of the International Exhibition “Cultural Tourism 2008” which took place in the Exhibition Halls ”Rafael Mihailov” from 16th to 18th April. The forum was organized on the initiative of Veliko Tarnovo’s Municipality, Municipal Agency of Tourism “Tsarevgrad Tarnov”, Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, the Association of Bulgarian Tour operators and Tourist Agents” under the patronage of the State Agency of Tourism. More than 100 tour operators, companies, municipalities from Bulgaria and foreign countries, cultural institutions presented their potential for the creating of a tourist product from the sphere of the cultural-informative tourism through dealer aids on their own counters. Their presented new offers and invited guests for the new tourist season. The program included the opening of exhibitions of works of art and exponents from different museums’ funds.
This tourist exchange didn’t go without a discussion about the cultural tourism, the preservation of the cultural-historical heritage and the monuments of culture. A lot of problems concerning the tourist branch were discussed.
During the forum “Cultural tourism 2008” also took place the film festival “On the east coast of Europe” in which were presented films and clips connected to the popularization of Bulgarian cultural-historical heritage and tourism in Bulgaria as an interesting and attractive tourist destination.
The goal of the festival was to stimulate the production of contemporary films and advertisements for the tourist offering in Bulgaria, as well as to strengthen the authority of Bulgarian movie- and advertisements makers. During the event were organized tours for the guests of the town, which presented the rich tourist potential of the region. On the 18th of April was opened the European youth festival for classical music, pop, rock, jazz and new author song “The Crown of Tarnovgrad”. Within the frames of some days were organized many open concerts.