Last month in Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia, Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, held a work meeting with HE, Pooja Kapur, ambassador of India in Bulgaria. The highlight of the meeting was work to promote opportunities offered by Bulgarian tourism for Indian tourists.
Efforts to promote tourism in between Russia and India recently came to the forefront at a Russia Centre of Science and Culture event dubbed “Russia as a Tourist Destination”. Held on March 12th, the event set the table for a programme for development of mutual tourist traffic between Russia and the countries of Eurasian Economic Union and India.
Some 30 million Indians are expected to travel worldwide in the short term, tourism boards from Bucharest to Varna and beyond are seeking to woo these news tourists via marketing and trade shows.
The Far East is proving to be the Promised Land for many Indian travelers nowadays. After decades of fascination with North American and European destinations, travelers from the Sub Continent are now turning their attentions to Southeast Asia, lured by the pull of perfect weather, low cost flights and straightforward visa rules.