Go2Balkans: Find Out The Best Destinations On The Balkans
It’s one of the last offbeat regions in Europe – The Balkans.
I’m sure you’ve heard the name in the news already. Yet you’re not quite sure where exactly it is located or which countries comprise it. Or is it worth a visit, either spending a day, a week or your entire year’s vacation?
Instead of flooding you with a bunch of boring numbers and facts here, I’m inviting you to a special event this autumn in Sofia, Bulgaria to discover the beautiful Balkans.
On October 17th and 18th 2016, the travel forum Go2Balkans will take place in Inter Expo Center in the Bulgarian capital. This is the third edition of the event. The special thing this year is the free entrance on the second day, October 18th, for all visitors. So come and discover new tours and destinations in the region, and take advantage of the special discounts offered by the exhibitors.
Why Visit The Balkans And Go2Balkans?
According to the event organisers – members of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents (ABTTA), who founded Go2Balkans consortium:
“The Balkan Peninsula boasts a rich history, culture and traditions, beautiful nature, intriguing destinations, delicious cuisine and hospitable people. It certainly has a lot to offer to anyone who decides to pay it a visit. By promoting the cultural and historical heritage, as well as the scenic landscape of the Balkans, while creating and providing new Balkan tours and package services, the consortium aims to attract the attention of tour operators from all over the world towards the tourist services offered in Bulgaria and the other countries on the Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Montenegro and Croatia).”
In other words, the region offers any possible type of tourism for any taste imaginable.
The destinations are suitable for adventure and nature lovers, people looking for interaction with locals during home and farm stays, food & wine tasting lovers, and – of course – culture, history and archaeology buffs.
There’s barely another region in the world, offering such diversity!
With such abundance of attractions, sights, and activities, you can be sure that the Balkans are a perfect road trip destination as well.
What Can You Expect At Go2Balkans?
Visitors and travellers are all welcome on the second day of the event. Learn more about the travel destinations in the Balkans, the culture, history, and traditions, get inspired for your next adventure and meet people from all corners of the world. In the previous editions of Go2Balkans, over 100 participants from 15 different countries showcased their destinations. This year even more exhibitors are expected.
Go2Balkans 2016 in numbers so far:
- 71 registered exhibitors from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Germany, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, and Hungary.
- 140 registered B2B visitors for the forum and exhibition.
- 471 business meetings for 17th and 18th October 2016.
- 17 planned presentations in the presentation corner for both days.
- 370 registered participants for 18th October (B2C Day), free entrance.
The main topics in 2016 are SPA and cultural tourism. Come to find out which the hottest spots at the moment are. And learn where to both relax your body and challenge your brain.
Come And Meet The Travel Bloggers From ASTOM And Learn From Our Experience
Also, this year in a special corner of the exhibitors’ area, the travel bloggers from ASTOM will have a stand. We want to welcome you and give you our best tips for day trips, city breaks, long desired vacations and anything travel related. Come and visit us and share our passion for travel and the Balkans!
Add this to your calendar! See you in Sofia at the event, which brings all Balkan countries under one roof. Here are all the details you need to know:
- The 3rd edition of Go2Balkans – B2B & B2C International Travel Forum „Incoming, Outgoing Tourism and SPA“ will take place on 17 – 18 October 2016 at Inter Expo Centre – Sofia, Bulgaria. The second day is open to all visitors, no entrance fee, but online registration is required.
- Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria – Blvd. Tsarigradsko Shose 147, Sofia
You can find more information at the event’s website at Go2Balkans.com. Learn about ASTOM and follow the discussion on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #go2balkans.
See you in Sofia. Let’s start our next adventure together!
Disclaimer: I was invited, along with other fellow travel bloggers from ASTOM, by the organisers of the travel forum and exhibition Go2Balkans and the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism. The expressed opinions are, as always, my own and were not influenced by the invitation. The quoted statistics were provided by the organisers.