The business community presented an online reservation system "Rediscover Bulgaria", in which all hotels and restaurants will be able to publish their offers for summer vacations and restaurant reservations. The platform will be launched in early June. This was announced on 20 May by representatives of large chain stores in Bulgaria at a joint briefing with the Minister of Agriculture Desislava Taneva, the Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov and the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova.
"We want to present you a product between the business in Bulgaria and two international companies, on how in a more innovative way we can help small and medium-sized businesses, Bulgarian food producers, hotels, restaurants and the organization in general from now on of life in terms of what standards should be observed in employment", said the Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov.
Georgi Pirinski from Metro-Bulgaria announced that many other companies are participating in this coalition for the benefit of the Bulgarian society. The goal is to make a safe product for the Bulgarian consumer of services, as well as for the foreigners.
A wide group of international and Bulgarian business companies, which stand behind this campaign, will invest funds with which we can finance the initial stages, Pirinski added.
The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova stressed that this initiative was presented as an opportunity for the state and business to unite their efforts and focus on supporting tourism, which is most severely affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
A month ago, the Ministry of Tourism launched a campaign on social networks to promote domestic tourism, which is also called "Rediscover Bulgaria".
"We will promote this platform and encourage hotels and restaurateurs to participate in this free booking system. We will try to help and minimize the risk," Angelkova said.
It will be aimed at promoting domestic tourism. This platform is scheduled to launch on 1 June. When it is opened, it will become clear how many hoteliers and restaurateurs will join it.
Minister Taneva, Minister of Agriculture added that “The aim is to offer Bulgarian consumers a possible excellent vacation at sea or in the mountains under the best conditions, with guaranteed health and nutrition standards.”
Entering the business platform will not be tied to a purchase, it became clear.
Hoteliers and restaurateurs can shop from competitors and still be part of the platform. Minister Taneva assured that the standard of services through the platform will be as advertised.
Regarding the prices of umbrellas and sunbeds, Minister Angelkova clarified that the deadline for the proposals that the concessionaires must submit to reduce the prices expires by the end of the week. So far, there is an offer of 15 beaches that offer free-of-charge umbrellas and sunbeds.