National forum – the development of art tourism in Bulgaria

A national forum was held in the town of Shumen regarding the importance and development of art tourism in Bulgaria.

From left to right: Mr. Nayden Kosev – Deputy. Mayor, Mrs. Irena Georgieva – Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Rositsa Antonova – Mayor

The forum is part of the thematic series “Bulgaria – the Hidden Art Destination” and was opened by Zam. Minister of Tourism – Mrs. Irena Georgieva.

Mrs. Irena Georgieva – Deputy. Minister of Tourism

She congratulated all participants in the forum on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova, and presented the Ministry’s policies for the development of cultural tourism. Representatives of the tourism sector spoke at the forum.

Mrs. Maria Petkova

Leading Bulgarian architects in the field of cultural tourism

Arch. Plamen Tsanev

International organizations actively involved in the preservation of cultural heritage and the development of all forms of tourism.

Mr. Kirill Arnautski – Chairman of the Sozopol Foundation

Mr Kirill Arnautski stressed that civil society should be involved in cultural heritage conservation activities. This is a guarantee for achieving sustainability in the development of cultural tourism and tourism in general.
Many more representatives of regional museums has spoken, as well as representatives of the civil sector.