We are ready to attract more Chinese tourists with the creation of new tourist routes.
Zaritsa Dinkova is a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in charge of a meeting with the Governor of the Chinese province of Jiangxi Ye Jiangchun. "It is an exceptional priority for me and my team to increase the tourist flow between Bulgaria and China," said Minister Dinkova. She noted that for the period January-July 2023, the total number of visits of Chinese tourists to Bulgaria is 6,806, which is an increase of 138% compared to the same period of 2022.
Minister Dinkova pointed out that Bulgaria is a year-round destination with its famous winter and sea resorts, beautiful sandy beaches, mineral springs, SPA centers and golf courses. The analyses of the Ministry of Tourism show that Chinese tourists in our country show increased interest in cultural tourism, with the most visited Bulgarian cities being Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo and Varna.
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"We are working on the preparation of tourist packages that are for combined visits to several Balkan countries. This provides an opportunity for Chinese tourists to get to know the culture and history of the region, "said Minister Dinkova. She added that the possibility of opening a direct flight is also being considered.
Governor Ye Jiangchun said Bulgaria enjoys increasing interest from Chinese guests. "It is important for people to have contact with the Bulgarian culture and history, in which they are seriously interested, so I welcome the idea of creating special tourist routes and I believe that they will enjoy success," he said.
Ye Jiangchun invited Minister Dinkova for a working visit to Jiangxi Province, where 45m people live. people to discuss ways of joint partnership, the press center of the Ministry of Tourism announced.