Published on : Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In order to promote tourism among residents of Russia’s Sverdlovsk region, recently Bulgaria opened a consulate office in Yekaterinburg. The consulate will help interested travelers coordinate air travel to Bulgaria through both large international airlines and smaller regional providers.
Bulgarian Minister of Economy Branimir Botev said, “Bulgaria is interested in involvement of the maximum volume of tourists from Russia and is going to set the new consulate functioning well.”
The Bulgarian consulate in Yekaterinburg will help area residents to quickly obtain tourist visas to Bulgaria and will provide information on popular vacation and cultural tourism destinations such as Vama and Burgas.
Botev said, “Ural Airlines flying company had already declared about the multiple increases in flights on a route to Varna and Burgas. Personally, I think that the increase in the number of arrived to Sverdlovsk region tourists will reach 70,000.”
Bulgarian tourism officials will closely monitor the popularity of the consulate in Yekaterinburg as they seek potential locations for similar offices in Novosibirsk, Orel and Kursk.
At present, Russia is one of the five countries from which most of Bulgaria’s international tourists come. 700,000 tourists from Russia visited in Bulgaria last year. The country is also famouse among travelers from Romania, Greece, Germany and Britain.