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Minister Lilyana Pavlova: Longer-term goal is to promote Bulgaria as tourist destination

Minister Lilyana Pavlova: Longer-term goal is to promote Bulgaria as tourist destination

9 October 2017 | 14:14 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The more general and longer-term goal is for Bulgaria to be better known as a tourist destination after the EU presidency, the Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Lilyana Pavlova, said at the annual meeting of the National Tourism Council.
In her words, Bulgaria is not just a beneficiary of European funds, it could help for the balance in the European agenda. By taking over the presidency at a critical moment for the future of Europe, Bulgaria could manage to set the agenda on important issues for Europe and the Western Balkans, she added, quoted by FOCUS News Agency.
The budget for the accommodation of VIP guests for the Bulgarian EU presidency slightly exceeds BGN 400,000. The number of nights exceeds 32,000, including 2,000 planned for VIP guests. A total of 22 hotels have declared readiness and partnership, Pavlova told journalists. These are 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels. Only for the VIP guests, there was a requirement for the hotels to be 4- or 5- star and located up to 2 km from the two main buildings for the presidency. For the other guests, the state is not paying in advance, it only recommends hotels, and the requirements are more flexible, allowing for more distant hotels. For now, the ministry is ready to recommend 21 hotels in Sofia.
The official website of the Bulgarian EU presidency will be launched on December 1. The website could be used in four languages and will include links to the cultural programme, the parliamentary dimension, sponsors and hotels.
The colours of the presidency will be blue and yellow.
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