13 August 2012

Government: EUR 3 million for direct tourism support

The Government will stimulate tourism development with EUR 3 million in 2013, expecting foreign currency revenues to exceed EUR 200 million.

Spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev said at Monday's press conference the Government has passed a Program for Macedonia's tourism promotion and tourism support, worth EUR 2,5 million. Additional EUR 500,000 would be allocated through separate programs by ministries, stimulating the development of alternative, wine, rural, cultural, sports tourism etc.

"The Program also tackles subsidies for attraction of foreign tourists, which have been increased from the current EUR 800,000", added Gjorgjiev.
Macedonia had revenues in the amount of EUR 171 million from last year's tourism operations.

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