Sliven Municipality presented its stand at the 36th edition of the Holiday Exhibition "HOLIDAYS AND SPA EXPO" Sofia 2019, along with more than 380 exhibitors from the country and abroad. In each of the days between February 14th and 16th, various aspects of the richness of the region were presented at the booth of the Municipality of Sliven, and footage and videos from our hometown were broadcast. The leadership of the Municipality was presented by Mr. Stoyan Markov, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, who participated in a number of conferences, round tables and meetings in which he presented the new vision and concept of attracting tourists in Sliven as well as the future development projects of the municipality in the field of tourism and cultural heritage.
The first day of the exhibition was dedicated to the presentation of the cultural and historical past of Sliven and the introduction to the Tuida Fortress under the slogan: "Sliven, old and beautiful". The fortress team hosted the stand of the municipality during the exhibition.
The second day passed under the slogan: "Sliven - a cradle of Bulgarian industry and a revival". The focus was on crafts and technology and the introduction of the only one in the Balkans - the National Museum of Textile Industry - Sliven. He was presented by director Tony Dimitrova, who presented the opportunity to visit the museum and explained to the interested people the specifics of various textile techniques and ancient crafts such as textile printing, looping and weaving.
On the third day of the exhibition was in focus the Nature Park "Blue Stones" and the opportunities for alternative tourism in the municipality. A special place was dedicated to the sites of the campaign "Become a friend of Sliven", which caused a great interest among the visitors.
During the exhibition "HOLIDAYS AND SPA EXPO" 2019 were promoted the cultural and sports calendar of Sliven Municipality, as well as all places for accommodation, rest and good food in the city under the Blue Stones. The stand of the Sliven Municipality was one of the most wanted as thousands of people fascinated it, and the most frequently asked questions concerned the accommodation and the cultural calendar. Surprising prizes for visitors to Sliven at the tour were in the two games - "The Sliven Secrets" and "Likes the Side of Tweed Fortress on Facebook" which were held on the spot.
There were numerous meetings with tour operators and agencies organizing excursions across the country and we received inquiries about opportunities for child camps in the city. The team of the Tuida Fortress was highly praised by Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, who visited the stand and noted that "Tuida Fortress" is among the "excellence" in the supply and development of museum tourist products.
During the exhibition we took the opportunity to apply for participation in the forthcoming tourism exhibition "Your Holiday - Bourgas 2019", which will be held in April.
At the exhibition Sliven was presented as a modern city with centuries-old history and a glorious past.