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The Republic of Bulgaria is the Country Coordinator for the Working Group on Cooperation in Tourism for the term 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018

Ambassador Bratislav DORDEVIC - Executive Manager in PERMIS in charge of the Working Group.
bdordevic@bsec-organization.org


 Promoting the BSEC Region as one of the leading tourism destinations of the world

The mission of the BSEC Working Group on Cooperation in Tourism, established in 1994, is  to promote regional cooperation in the field of tourism, being guided by the relevant provisions of the BSEC Charter and other BSEC Statutory Documents, the BSEC Economic Agenda, the Resolutions, Decisions and Recommendations of the BSEC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Joint  Declarations of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States, its Terms of Reference and the consecutive two year Plans of Action.

KEY PRIORITIES

The key priorities for the activity of the Working Group, as defined by the “BSEC Economic Agenda Towards and Enhanced BSEC Partnership”, are the following:

• Promoting the BSEC Region as one of the leading tourism destinations of the world.

• Further strengthening cooperation of the Member States in the field of tourism, including enhancing dialogue on facilitation of visa procedures.

• Ensuring sustainable tourism development by adopting green growth strategies that will enable economic expansion while preserving natural and cultural heritage.

• Promoting new tourism packages for the BSEC Region.

• Promoting the joint marketing campaign of the BSEC Member States, inter alia by participating in international tourism exhibitions, fairs and festivals.

• Establishing a network among the tourism professionals, travel agencies and associations of the Member States.

• Developing and implementing joint projects and programmes in the field of maritime, winter sports, health, spa, wellness and business tourism.

• Encouraging cultural tourism/cultural routes projects in the Black Sea Region and their implementation.

• Examining the option for creating a web portal of internship possibilities in the BSEC Member States for students and graduates interested to pursue their careers in tourism and hospitality sectors.

MAJOR DOCUMENTS

• JOINT DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BLACK SEA ECONOMIC COOPERATION (2016)

• DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF TOURISM OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES (2014)

• DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF TOURISM OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES (2013)

• DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF TOURISM OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES (2010)

• DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS OF TOURISM OR HEADS OF DELEGATIONS OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES (2005)

• DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS OF TOURISM OR HEADS OF DELEGATIONS OF THE BSEC MEMBER STATES (2002)

• TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE BSEC WORKING GROUP ON COOPERATION IN TOURISM

• PLAN OF ACTION OF THE BSEC WORKING GROUP ON COOPERATION IN TOURISM (1 July 2013 – 30 June 2015)

EVENTS

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Conference of the Ministers in charge of Culture and Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Sochi, 2016)

- Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Athens, 2014)

- Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Kyiv, 2013)

- Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Athens, 2010)

- Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Rhodos, 2005)

- Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the BSEC Member States (Tirana, 2002)