20 January 2010

International Tourism Fair opens in Ohrid

Representatives of 25 tourist agencies from Israel, Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Hungary and Montenegro participate in the third International Tourism Fair, taking place in Ohrid on January 17-19.
Opening the Fair, Deputy Economy Minister Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov said that the event was offering an opportunity to foreign tour operators to become familiar with Macedonia's tourist potentials. It is also part of the Government's camapign for promoting tourism as one of the country's economic priorities, Hadzi-Vaskov said. In this respect, he also mentioned the campaign 'Macedonia Timeless', saying that it has been one of the best in promoting the country across the globe. It adds to the efforts for better presentaion of Macedonia's tourist potentials, Hadzi-Vaskov said.
The Fair's organizers, the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism, in cooperation with the Chambers of Tourism and Hotel Association, say the event also presents a solid opportunity for direct contacts of local and foreign tourist agencies. These meetings should result in including Macedonia's tourist destinations in the offers of foreign tour operators.
Furthermore, the fair will promote the Macedonian wine, delicacies, and organize a forum on Macedonia's tourist product within the world's tourist offer. The Fair's participants will also have a chance to attend a celebration of Epiphany - January 19 - an event that has been attracting great number of tourists for the last few years.

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