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TUI Group management visits Macedonia for talks with tourism officials


Top managers of TUI Group, one of the largest international tour operators, held Tuesday talks in Ohird with officials of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of Macedonia to discuss experiences acquired so far stemming from the successful cooperation and ways for additional cooperation as regards organized tourism turnover and ways to invest in Macedonian tourism.

Furthermore, Ohrid for the first time is hosting May 23-28 an annual congress of the top 70 young tourism professionals, students of colleges of hospitality in the Netherlands.

Macedonia has been chosen out of five shortlisted countries. “It is a recognition of the quality of the country’s tourist offer and the efforts made by the government so as to improve the quality of services, standards and the overall tourism offer,” read the press release.

The 2016 tourist season was launched on May 3 with the arrival of 189 tourists from the Netherlands. The number of Dutch tourists is on the rise with the number being increased by 30% and that of nights spent by 20%, the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of Macedonia said.