Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Invites Deputy to Resign

Business » TOURISM | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 12:15
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Invites Deputy to Resign The appointment of Branimir Botev as Deputy Tourism Minister has been met with opposition by industry representatives. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has expressed hopes that her deputy, Branimir Botev, will step down.

Speaking Thursday in Plovdiv at the opening of the annual international meeting of tour operators, she suggested that Botev had been appointed Deputy Tourism Minister at the insistence of Valeri Simeonov from nationalist formation the Patriotic Front.

Branimir Botev was appointed Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy in charge of tourism in July 2013 and kept his post in the caretaker government of Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki, according to reports of Darik radio.

On November 20, 2014, Botev was appointed Deputy Tourism Minister by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Botev’s appointment triggered a protest declaration signed by a number of tour operators.

The international meeting of tour operators is to bring together 90 tour operators from 16 countries across the world.

Over 120 businesses representatives of local companies are to attend the meeting.

Industry representatives from the United Kingdom, Egypt, India, Russia, Morocco, Georgia, Italy, Montenegro, Denmark, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, and Greece as well as an 18-member delegation from China, are expected to attend the event.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Tourism » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Branimir Botev, Nikolina Angelkova, tourism ministry, Patriotic Front, tour operators, tour operators meeting
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria