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The 34th International Fair for Tourism HOLIDAY &  SPA EXPO will opens its doors from 15 to 17 February 2017 at Inter Expo Center. The official opening was attended by Prime Minister Gerdjikov and Tourism Minister Stella Baltova.

"Tourism is the industry of emotions, experiences and new knowledge. We have make it e a national cause because it is a sector which affects all other industries and has the potential to mark the highest GDP growth in our country, "said Stella Baltova, Minister of Tourism at the opening of the International Fair for Tourism.

Prime Minister Gerdjikov commented that tourism is a unique business, which is oriented towards the people. He focused on the fact that last year was a fruitful one for Bulgarian tourism. "Eight million foreign guests visited our country and brought about 6 billion revenue," added the Prime Minister.

HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO is the largest event for tourism in Bulgaria, designed for professionals and the general public. In 2016 there participated over 380 companies from 22 countries and from Bulgaria.

The profile of the participants is diverse: national tourism organizations, associations and tourism companies and agencies, hotels, spa resorts and spa centers, municipalities, transport organizations, software companies and companies for hotel equipment.

The first day of the exhibition will be open only to professionals. The second and third day of the exhibition admission is free for all visitors. The presentations at the Congress Centre also have free access.

The exhibition is organized by Prim Expo and is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with Sofia Municipality, BTC,BHRA, BATA, ABTTA, BUBSPA, Sofia Tourism Council.