Today, the 26th edition of the TOURISM & TRAVEL EXPO was inaugurated, at the “Moldexpo” International Exhibition Center. Resumed after two years marked by major forces, which affected the field of tourism worldwide, the event brings together over 60 companies from the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and Georgia. Until Sunday, April 9, they will present the most attractive tourist offers, including discounts.
TOURISM & TRAVEL EXPO is the only exhibition event in the country aimed at contributing to the development of the tourism industry, increasing the quality of services in the field, and bringing tourist destinations closer to beneficiaries.
Present at the inauguration, the Minister of Culture, Sergiu Prodan, declared that the TOURISM & TRAVEL EXPO is the biggest event in the field of tourism this year in the Republic of Moldova.
“For the Ministry of Culture, it is a priority to promote the Republic of Moldova as an authentic tourist destination through the development of partnerships,” the minister pointed out, quoted by MOLDPRES.
According to him, in 2022 the Republic of Moldova recorded increases in the main statistical indicators regarding domestic tourism, with a 56% increase compared to 2021.
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The general director of the “Moldexpo” International Exhibition Center, Carolina Chiper, stated that this year, the organizers tried to emphasize the promotion of domestic tourism.
“At the exhibition, representatives from 12 districts of the country, from UTA Gagauzia, and from the Transnistrian region. Over four days, visitors will be able to see the works of folk craftsmen, enjoy traditional Moldovan dishes, and admire a wide artistic program, including presentations of fragments from traditional weddings”, stated Carolina Chiper.
The exhibition is organized by Moldexpo, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Investment Agency, in partnership with the National Association for Inbound and Internal Tourism of Moldova (ANTRIM), the Employers’ Association of the Tourism Industry of the Republic of Moldova (APIT) and the USAID Rural Competitiveness and Resilience Project, with the subsidy support of the Organization for the Development of Entrepreneurship.