Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova: Our goal is even more satisfied visitors to Sofia24 January 2020 | 15:35 | FOCUS News Agency
"In 2009 - 2017, Sofia was in the top 5 cities with the highest growth in foreign tourism. Over the previous year, over 1,700,000 people stayed overnight in the city,” said Fandakova, adding that foreigners account for 2/3 of overnight stays and the highest number are the tourists from Germany, Israel, and Greece. According to the mayor, to develop the tourism resources of Bulgaria, all efforts are needed. “Tourists pay close attention to urban transport. The city can provide security and mobility," the Sofia mayor said.
A lot of new 4 and 5-star hotels are expected to open in Sofia this year, the mayor said.
"The main priority for the coming years is the investment in the mineral waters of Sofia. We have built the first municipal water park with mineral water. It should be opened in the spring," said Fandakova, adding that congress and event tourism are Sofia's great potential. Key to tourism is also cultural and historical heritage, the mayor noted.
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