туристически щанд на България на изложението във Виена Bulgaria at Ferien Messe Wien
Source and photo: Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is presented as an all year round destination of the biggest tourist exhibition in Austria

Bulgaria is presented as an all year round destination at the largest tourist exhibition in Austria – Ferien Messe Wien.

The international specialized exchange in Vienna is held from 12 to 15 January 2017 and Bulgaria participates with an information stand of 40 sq.m. organized by the Ministry of Tourism. Varna Municipality and four tourist companies are co-exhibitors.

Bulgaria is a popular destination among the Austrian tourists mainly with its mass tourism. It is a favorite place for summer vacations at the Black Sea coast, for mountain and winter recreation as well as for balneotherapy at attractive prices and high quality. The tourist demand suggests potential for development and other specialised services such as different opportunities for tours around Bulgaria with motorcycles, caravans, campers, proposals for city breaks tours, wellness programs, combined journeys, cultural, seaside, religious tourism (visits of monasteries) etc.

For the first 11 months of 2016 our country was visited by about 160 thousand Austrian tourists, which is an 18% growth compared to the same period of the preceding year. In the summer (June-September) their number was nearly 114 thousand (an increase of around 22%).

The expo in Vienna is of a general purpose and offers different forms of holiday, travel and free time organization. It is intended for the mass audience and for professionals in the industry. This year edition reports the presence of representatives of 80 countries – near 860 exhibitors, 500 of which foreign. The last year exhibition reported around 150 thousand visitors.