The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bulgaria for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.
Bulgaria is a potential tourism markets for India (India received approximately 5288 tourists from Bulgaria in 2017). The signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Bulgaria will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this important source market.
In addition to cooperation between tourism sector, the MoU also facilitates exchange of information and data related to tourism. The signing of the MoU is also likely to enhance cooperation among the different groups of stakeholders, including hotels, tour operators who would also be responsible for arranging exchange visits of tour operators, media, opinion makers for promotions of two-way tourism.
The two countries will also exchange experiences in areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management. Fostering bilateral cooperation through film tourism not only helps promote the countries as attractive tourist destinations but also as safe and sustainable, according to the Ministry of Tourism.