ftnNEWS, one of the media partners of the 41st International Fair of Tourism, attends the largest and by far the most important tourist event both in Serbia and in Southeast Europe. The event that compromise 4 exhibitions started today at the Belgrade Fair.

The Four fairs; the 41st International Fair of Tourism, the 15th International Fair of HORECA Equipment for Hospitality and Service Industry, the 10th BEOWINE Fair, and the 15th “Visit Serbia” Souvenir Fair are taking place for just four days in 8 halls of the exhibition grounds.

From 21 February until 24 February 2019, the most important travel agencies, associations and organizations, hotels, tourist centers, airlines, international tour operators will have the opportunity to present themselves, as well as the latest concepts and trends of various traveling opportunities.

Both the regional and international character of the Tourism Fair is affirmed by the fact that even more exhibitors have applied for participating in the fair this year, whereas a significant number of business visitors will come from all across the globe in a bid to attend a unique event that brings people together joining their common business goals and interests.

As a modern and commercial European fair, the Tourism Fair represents a trademark of the Belgrade Fair and the city of Belgrade. This year the event is expected to be visited by as much as 60 to 70 thousand visitors.

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This year, more than 650 direct exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 38 countries participate at the Tourism Fair. Together with business visitors, there are a total of 40 countries. Over 900 exhibitors present themselves together with the remaining three fairs at the Belgrade Fair.

For the first time this year, the Maldives exhibits at the Tourism Fair, with Indonesia and Cuba returning to the fair.

Bulgaria is the partner country of this year’s fair which announced its slogan for this year as “The Summer Is Closer Than You Think”.

For all those who are eagerly waiting for the summer of 2019, the Tourism Fair is a unique place that reveals new destinations and new places that are only beginning to see the day of light in Serbia, where visitors can become acquainted with the comprehensive and premier offers of popular resorts and hotels, make a discount on the spot, compare prices and decide where to go on their ideal holiday.

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The announced discounts range from 5 to 50 percent depending on agency and destination, whilst multi-benefit packages often play a crucial role in selecting a destination, especially for multi-child families. Greece and Turkey are among the popular summer holiday destinations of Serbian.

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Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister and Turkish travel agencies, hotels attend the fair. Turkish Airlines, Peninsula Tours, Cappadocia, and Alanya regions exhibit at the Turkey booth, while hotels such as Rixos Hotels, Crystal Hotels, Güral Hotels have separate stands.

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In order to enhance and promote all kinds of tourism, this year the Belgrade Fair has decided to represent another segment of the visitor offer. Youth tourism is one of the most popular forms of tourism that actively takes part in all kinds of tourism trends. Hall 1A accommodates the most popular domestic travel agencies that primarily focus on young and offer travel packages for the whole world and Serbia alike. These agencies have become leaders in the region, whereby this is the chance to meet customers who are interested in this part of Europe. Young people most often travel to concerts, festivals, and parties, for those reasons, the most important musical and cultural events in the country are presented here.